Toward

Definition of Toward

To´ward
prep.1.In the direction of; to.
He set his face toward the wilderness.
- Num. xxiv. 1.
The waves make towards` the pebbled shore.
- Shak.
2.With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.
His eye shall be evil toward his brother.
- Deut. xxviii. 54.
Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.
- Acts xxiv. 16.
3.Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.
This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble.
- Clarendom.
4.Near; about; approaching to.
I am toward nine years older since I left you.
- Swift.
adv.1.Near; at hand; in state of preparation.
Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle toward ?
- Shak.
We have a trifling foolish banquet Towards.
- Shak.
a.1.Approaching; coming near.
2.Readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth.
3.Ready to act; forward; bold; valiant.
Why, that is spoken like a toward prince.
- Shak.

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about, across, advantageous, against, anent, as, beneficial, brave, confronting, en route to, facing, favorable, favoring, fronting, headed for, helpful, in front of, in opposition to, in passage to, in transit to, on, on route to, opposite to, over against, propitious, to, towards, up, upon, useful, versus, vis-a-vis
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