towards

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From toward +‎ -s. See -s (Etymology 3)

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towards

  1. UK form of toward

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Adverb[edit]

towards ‎(comparative more towards, superlative most towards)

  1. In the direction of something (indicated by context).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iv:
      Thus as he spake, lo far away they spyde / A varlet running towards hastily [...].

Adjective[edit]

towards ‎(not comparable)

  1. Near; at hand; in state of preparation; toward.
    • Shakespeare
      We have a trifling foolish banquet / Towards.

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