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toward meaning

EN[təˈwɔːd]
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WToward
  • Toward (Scottish Gaelic: Tollard) is a village near Dunoon at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsul
toward
  • 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
            • The endocrine cells with a basal euchromatinic nucleus were approximately pyramidal (Fig. 9b) and were seen to extend from the basal membrane toward the gut lumen.
            • At lively talkbacks some accused the show of overly sympathetic attitudes toward evangelicals, while others said it mocked the faithful.
            • Jim went over to hit on that girl at the bar, but as he opened his mouth, he felt he was about to bust a move, so he continued toward the patio outside.

        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.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ward
              • Prepositions
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              Definiteness: Level 9
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