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toward

to·ward

toward

 
 
pronunciation:
tord [or] tword [or] t word
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: moving or facing in the direction of.
We walked toward the main street.
definition 2: facing directly.
definition 3: just before; close to.
They will leave toward afternoon.
similar words:
near
definition 4: with respect to; in relation to.
She was spiteful toward him.
definition 5: as partial satisfaction of.
Here is ten dollars toward the bill.
definition 6: in the way of achieving or promoting.
The new law is a step toward equality.
derivation: towards (prep.)