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headward

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

Definition of headward

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

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Origin and Etymology of headward

1head + -ward, -wards


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headward

adjective \ " \

Definition of headward

: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

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headward

noun head·ward \ -ˌwȯrd , -ȯ(ə)d \

Definition of headward

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

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Origin and Etymology of headward

translation of Old English hēafodweard


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