Toward

Definitions

  • the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade
    the Mastabat-el-faraun, Looking Towards The West Façade
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Toward Approaching; coming near. "His toward peril."
    • Toward In the direction of; to. "He set his face toward the wilderness.""The waves make towards " the pebbled shore."
    • Toward Near; about; approaching to. "I am toward nine years older since I left you."
    • adv Toward Near; at hand; in state of preparation. "Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle toward ?""We have a trifling foolish banquet Towards ."
    • Toward Readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth.
    • Toward Ready to act; forward; bold; valiant. "Why, that is spoken like a toward prince."
    • Toward Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of. "This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble."
    • Toward With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning. "His eye shall be evil toward his brother.""Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The commanding officer advanced towards the bier." "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
Looking towards Farnham from Thursley Common Looking towards Farnham from Thursley Common
Looking towards Dorking from Westcott Looking towards Dorking from Westcott
A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes
View looking directly towards the stage View looking directly towards the stage
The lion lunges towards the Red Knight The lion lunges towards the Red Knight
He came running towards them He came running towards them
The giant strides towards Jack The giant strides towards Jack

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
    • toward In the direction of.
    • toward To; on the way to; aiming or intending to reach, be, become, do, or the like: referring to destination, goal, end in view, aim, purpose, or design.
    • toward With respect to; as regards; in relation to; concerning; respecting; regarding; expressing relation or reference.
    • toward For; for the purpose of completing, promoting, fostering, defraying, relieving, or the like; as a help or contribution to.
    • toward Near; nearly; about; close upon; as, toward three o'clock.
    • toward [Toward was formerly sometimes divided, and the object inserted between.
    • toward Coming; coming near; approaching; near; future; also, at hand; present.
    • toward Yielding; pliant; hence, docile; ready to do or to learn; apt; not froward.
    • toward Promising; likely; forward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to "swim" toward digestion.
    • prep Toward tō′ard in the direction of: with a tendency to: for, as a help to: near, about
    • adv Toward nearly: in a state of preparation
    • adj Toward tō′ward ready to do or learn: apt
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl%20Nightingale
    “Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.”
  • J. S. Buckminster
    J. S. Buckminster
    “The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.”
  • Jack Nicklaus
    Jack Nicklaus
    “My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “An angry father is most cruel toward himself.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. impending, imminent, future, toward, towards. See To, and -ward wards

Usage

In literature:

When they saw me they stretched out their angular arms towards me, begging for money.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
She was gazing off toward the jagged hill from which had risen the distant smoke puffs.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
He feels toward the world as I do toward Rachel.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Apically: toward or directed toward the apex.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
He looked towards us eagerly, hopefully, as if he fancied that he would plunge with his precious charge into the water.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then, apparently recollecting himself, he advanced towards us.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
You have changed towards me; it has followed that I have changed towards you.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Coralie waved her right hand toward me and her left toward Wetter.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Towers rose splendidly toward the skies, with thousands of less ambitious structures in between.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
A great change came over my feelings towards those dogs.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
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In poetry:

Vp then rose this prowd schereff,
And zade towarde hym zare;
Many was the modur son
To the kyrk with him can fare.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
The other way, toward the gate
Their trampling strong and loud,
With hope of liberty elate,
Comes on another crowd.
"The Widow of Nain" by George MacDonald
The Douglas turned towards us then,
O but his glance was high!—
"There is not one of all my men
But is as bold as I.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
But these alone are worthless,
They need augmented force
To lead mind toward the fountain
From which it had its source.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
Their faces towards the future,
They longed to hail the light
That in the after centuries
Would rise on Christmas night.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Around each other lovingly
No garlands then entwined;
The sorrowing springs fled toward the sky,
And left the earth behind.
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Florida Gov Rick Scott wants to steer students toward certain degrees.
A visitor points his finger towards the Stock Exchange's main display, in Madrid, Monday June 11, 2012.
Your company is failing –heading toward bankruptcy or even closing its doors forever.
It starts with a bus ride into the State Fair of Texas, with fans thumping on the sides and cheering or directing insults and unfriendly gestures toward the riders.
The move toward centralized state control took a step forward last week when our big government imposed an unprecedented $3.4 million penalty on an underling government as punishment for an act of defiance.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett hugs senior Sammy Zeglinski as Zeglinski comes out toward the end of the Cavaliers' 71-45 loss to Florida in the NCAA tournament Friday.
Majority will be put towards development.
He blocks his man toward the center.
1 is very biased toward the use of kyphoplasty.
One of the most beautiful things in nature, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are the visible manifestation of particles hurling from the sun toward earth.
Fund managers show trend toward the risk- averse .
The first step you can take toward getting your spending under control is to let go of the idea of shopping as entertainment, Hamm writes.
The M5 heading towards Birmingham at the M6.
Canterbury Way heading towards the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at the M25.
Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian Maestro Carlos Kalmar puts his hands toward his heart during thunderous applause after the Oregon Symphony's debut in Carnegie Hall in May, 2011.
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In science:

U that goes towards (t, c4 ), and choosing them from µ′ in the part that goes towards (s, c3 ).
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
Namely take J as the set of vertices and connect vertices i and j by |εij | edges oriented towards j if εij > 0 and towards i otherwise.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
First choose as ν a direction towards a preselected star and then perform an arbitrary Lorentz boost and complement it with such a turn of the spatial axes that in a new reference frame the direction towards the star remains unchanged.
Subgroups of the Group of Generalized Lorentz Transformations and Their Geometric Invariants
If we compare with observed over-densities of Lyα emitters towards HzRGs we find typical scale lengths of 5-10 ′ , i.e. again much larger than the SMG over-density toward 4C 41.17.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
Either the random walk is recurrent, or it tends toward +∞ or toward −∞.
On some generalized reinforced random walks on integers
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