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toward meaning

EN[təˈwɔːd] [twɔɹd] [tɔɹd] [-ɔː(ɹ)d]
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  • Toward (Scottish Gaelic: Tollard) is a village near Dunoon at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
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    Definition of toward in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveSUF-ward
    1. OBS Future; to come.
      1. (dated) Approaching, coming near; impending; present, at hand.
        1. Yielding, pliant; docile; ready or apt to learn; not froward.
          1. (obsolete or archaic) Promising, likely; froward.
            1. Why, that is spoken like a toward prince. ― Shakespeare.
        2. Preposition
          1. In the direction of.
            1. She moved toward the door. ‎
          2. In relation to (someone or something).
            1. What are your feelings toward him? ‎
          3. For the purpose of attaining (an aim).
            1. I'm saving money toward retirement. ‎
          4. Located close to; near (a time or place).
            1. Our place is over toward the station. ‎
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • I have (saith he) long been of that mind that N. E. is guilty of great unthankfulness for the Gospel, & strait-heartedness, & closehandedness toward the Ministers.
            • Paranoid behavior, too, is often seen in the manifestation of hostility toward such tales, when the listener thinks that he or she is being challenged by what sounds like an antiguru story.
            • Perhaps most notably, our enquiries into the existence of unfreedoms are steps toward the measurement of the overall freedom of each individual and of each society.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ward
              • Prepositions
              Related Links:
              1. en towards
              2. en towardly
              3. en towardness
              4. en towardliest
              5. en towardliness
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of toward for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "toward" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a preposition.
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