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Meaning of towards by Wiktionary Dictionary

towards


    Etymology

    From toward +‎ -s. See -s ( 語源 3 )

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /təˈwɔːdz/, X-SAMPA: /t@"wO:dz/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /tʊˈwɔːɹdz/, /twɔːɹdz/, /tɔːɹdz/, X-SAMPA: /tU"wO:r\dz/, /tO:r\dz/
    • Hyphenation: to‧wards

    Preposition

    towards ( mainly in UK English )

    1. Variant of toward.

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    Adverb

    towards ( comparative more towards, superlative most towards )

    1. ( obsolete ) In the direction of something ( indicated by context ).

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Definition of towards by GCIDE Dictionary

towards


  1. Toward, Towards prep.[AS. impending, imminent, future, toward, towards. See To, and -ward, wards.]
    1. In the direction of; to.

    He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.

    The waves make towards the pebbled shore. Shak.

    2. With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.

    His eye shall be evil toward his brother. Deut. xxviii. 54.

    Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men. Acts xxiv. 16.

    3. Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.

    This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble. Clarendom.

    4. Near; about; approaching to.

    I am toward nine years older since I left you. Swift.

  2. Toward, Towards adv. Near; at hand; in state of preparation.

    Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle toward ? Shak.

    We have a trifling foolish banquet Towards. Shak.

  3. Towards prep. & adv. See Toward.