Definition of Toward

1. prep. In the direction of; to.



2. adv. Near; at hand; in state of preparation.

3. a. Approaching; coming near.

Definition of Toward

1. Preposition. Moving in the direction of (but not necessarily arriving at). ¹

2. Preposition. In relation to (someone or something). ¹

3. Preposition. For the purpose of attaining (an aim). ¹

4. Preposition. Located close to; near (a time or place). ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Future; that which is to come. ¹

6. Adjective. (dated) Approaching, coming near; impending; present, at hand. ¹

7. Adjective. Yielding, pliant; docile; ready or apt to learn; not froward. ¹

8. Adjective. (obsolete or archaic) Promising, likely; froward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toward

1. in the direction of [prep]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toward

tow-head
tow-headed snake
tow-truck
tow-trucks
tow bar
tow bars
tow car
tow haired
tow truck
tow trucks
towable
towage
towages
towall
towalls
toward (current term)
toward land
toward the sea
towardliest
towardliness
towardlinesses
towardly
towardness
towardnesses
towards
towaway
towaways
towbar
towbars
towboat

Literary usage of Toward

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1. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"1er teas from the bay of the sea, at 4 t rum thence it passed toward Л/. ... whereof the LORD spake j 7 And the border went ur> toward in that dav ..."

2. The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori (1912)
"... than the mechanical skill of the scientist; that is, the direction of the preparation should be toward the spirit rather than toward the mechanism. ..."

3. The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Anne E. George, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"... than the mechanical skill of the scientist; that is, the direction of the preparation should be toward the spirit rather than toward the mechanism. ..."

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