1

Godward

adverb God·ward \ˈgädwə(r)d\
variants: or

Godwards

\-)dz\

Definition of Godward

  1. 1 :  with reference to God you are the most temperate man Godward and the most intemperate yourselfward — Jonathan Swift

  2. 2 :  toward God as if, being in the world, their tendency was Godward — Elizabeth B. Browning any heart, turned Godwards, feels more joy in one short hour of prayer — P. J. Bailey

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of godward

Middle English godward, from god + -ward


2

Godward

adjective God·ward \"\

Definition of Godward

  1. :  directed or tending toward God the student of theological questions is actually living either a Godward or a godless life — Walter Moberly

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

First Known Use of godward

1685


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Godward? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the weight of a container

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!