Toward is defined as the direction of, in the position of or in relation to.(preposition)
An example of toward used as a preposition is in the sentence, "Move toward the door," which means to move near the door.
See toward in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE toweard: see to & -ward
See toward in American Heritage Dictionary 4
preposition also to·wards (tôrdz, tōrdz, tə-wôrdzˈ)
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English tōweard
Origin: : tō, to; see to
Origin: + -weard, -ward. Usage Note: Some critics have tried to discern a semantic distinction between toward and towards, but the difference is entirely dialectal. Toward is more common in American English; towards is the predominant form in British English.
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