towards

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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PrepositionEdit

towards

  1. (British) alternative form of toward

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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.

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923: really · replied · making · #375: towards · friends · forth · fire
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