Godward

1 of 2

adverb

God·​ward
ˈgädwə(r)d
variants or Godwards
-)dz
1
: with reference to God
you are the most temperate man Godward and the most intemperate yourselfwardJonathan Swift
2
: toward God
as if, being in the world, their tendency was GodwardElizabeth B. Browning
any heart, turned Godwards, feels more joy in one short hour of prayerP. J. Bailey

Godward

2 of 2

adjective

"
: directed or tending toward God
the student of theological questions is actually living either a Godward or a godless lifeWalter Moberly

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

Middle English godward, from god + -ward

First Known Use

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Godward was in the 14th century

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“Godward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Godward. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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