to‧wards S1 W1 especially British English, to‧ward especially American English


used to say that someone or something moves, looks, faces etc in the direction of someone or something:
He noticed two policemen coming towards him.
All the windows face toward the river.
He was standing with his back towards me.

producing a result

in a process that will produce a particular result:
These negotiations are the first step toward reaching an agreement.
The crisis continued as Britain drifted towards war.


your feeling, attitude, or behaviour towards someone or something is how you feel or think about them or how you treat them:
Brian's attitude towards his work has always been very positive.
Her parents had been more sympathetic towards her.

help pay for

money put, saved, or given towards something is used to pay for it:
The money collected will be put towards repairing the church roof.


just before a particular time:
Toward the end of the afternoon it began to rain.


near a particular place:
Uncle Dick and Aunt Mavis live at High Burnton out towards the coast.

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