Toward Definition

tôrd, tə-wôrd
In the direction of.
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So as to face; facing.
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In a manner designed to achieve or along a course likely to result in; in order to get or further.
Steps toward peace.
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Concerning; regarding; about.
A negative attitude toward abstract art.
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With regard to; in relation to.
An optimistic attitude toward the future.
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Favorable; propitious.
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Ready to learn; promising.
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Docile; compliant.
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At hand; imminent.
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Being done; in progress.
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Origin of Toward

  • Middle English from Old English tōweard to to -weard -ward

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English tōweard, equivalent to to +"Ž -ward

    From Wiktionary

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