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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
            • 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.
            • 2006: When you finish the wave – especially when it's bigger – it's best to prone out and head back over toward the cliff rip — surfline.com on Mundaka [1]
            • This prevalent tendency toward softmindedness is found in man's unbelievable gullibility.
        • 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 towardnesses
              Source: Wiktionary
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              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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