headward

adverb
head·​ward | \ ˈhedw(ə)rd \
variants: or less commonly headwards \ -​dz \

Definition of headward

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: toward the head : in the direction of the head a stream lengthens its course by eroding headward

headward

adjective
\ " \

Definition of headward (Entry 2 of 3)

: proceeding toward the head : occurring at or near the head headward erosion of a valley loss of consciousness caused by headward acceleration of the body

headward

noun
head·​ward | \ -ˌwȯrd, -ȯ(ə)d \
plural -s

Definition of headward (Entry 3 of 3)

: feudal service consisting in acting as a guard to the lord

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History and Etymology for headward

Adverb

head entry 1 + -ward, -wards

Noun

translation of Old English hēafodweard

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“Headward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headward. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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