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1-ward

adjective suffix

: that moves, tends, faces, or is directed toward

: that occurs or is located in the direction of

Full Definition of -WARD

1
:  that moves, tends, faces, or is directed toward <riverward>
2
:  that occurs or is situated in the direction of <leftward>

Variants of -WARD

-ward also -wards
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Examples of -WARD

  1. a rearward movement of troops

Origin of -WARD

-ward from Middle English, from Old English -weard; akin to Old High German -wart, -wert -ward, Latin vertere to turn; -wards from -wards, adverb suffix — more at worth

2-ward

adverb suffix

: in or toward a (specified) direction

Full Definition of -WARD

1
:  in a (specified) spatial or temporal direction <upward> <afterward>
2
:  toward a (specified) point, position, or area <earthward>

Variants of -WARD

-ward or -wards

Origin of -WARD

-ward from Middle English, from Old English -weard, from -weard, adjective suffix; -wards from Middle English, from Old English -weardes, genitive singular neuter of -weard, adjective suffix
-WARD Defined for Kids

1-ward

adjective suffix \wərd\

Definition of -WARD for Kids

1
:  that moves, faces, or is pointed toward <windward>
2
:  that is found in the direction of

Variants of -WARD

-ward also -wards \wərdz\

2-ward

adverb suffix

Definition of -WARD for Kids

1
:  in a specified direction <upward>
2
:  toward a specified place

Variants of -WARD

-ward or -wards
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