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EtymologyEdit

From toward +‎ -s (forms certain adverbs, like skywards, sideways, etc.).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

towards

  1. Alternative form of toward
    Synonyms: toward
    Antonyms: fromward, fromwards

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AdverbEdit

towards (not comparable)

  1. In the direction of something (indicated by context).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iv:
      Thus as he spake, lo far away they spyde / A varlet running towards hastily [...].

AdjectiveEdit

towards (not comparable)

  1. Near; at hand; in state of preparation; toward.
    • Shakespeare
      We have a trifling foolish banquet / Towards.

Middle EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

towards

  1. Alternative form of towardes

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