To"ward, To"wards (?), prep.[AS. impending, imminent, future, toward, towards. See To, and -ward, wards.]

1.

In the direction of; to.

He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.

The waves make towards" the pebbled shore. Shak.

2.

With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.

His eye shall be evil toward his brother. Deut. xxviii. 54.

Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men. Acts xxiv. 16.

3.

Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.

This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble. Clarendom.

4.

Near; about; approaching to.

I am toward nine years older since I left you. Swift.

 

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To"ward, To"wards adv.

Near; at hand; in state of preparation.

Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle toward ? Shak.

We have a trifling foolish banquet Towards. Shak.

 

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To"ward (?), a. [AS. . See Toward, prep.]

1.

Approaching; coming near.

"His toward peril."

Spenser.

2.

Readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth.

3.

Ready to act; forward; bold; valiant.

Why, that is spoken like a toward prince. Shak.

 

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