homeward

adverb
home·ward | \ˈhōm-wərd \
variants: or homewards \ˈhōm-wərdz \

Definition of homeward 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: toward home look homeward, angel— John Milton

homeward

adjective

Definition of homeward (Entry 2 of 2)

: being or going in the direction of home

Examples of homeward in a Sentence

Adverb

He struggled homeward in the rain.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Best-known for fighting disease and destitution around the globe, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now turning its attention homeward with a new initiative to help poor Americans move up the economic ladder. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Gates Foundation pledges $158 million to fight poverty in U.S.," 3 May 2018 Wait until a leave of a few days is granted before venturing homeward. Jessica Stahl, Washington Post, "‘Letters From War’: 1943-1944 – Battles (full transcript)," 3 Jan. 2018 Daniel’s story wends its way through his class and then – as if a semester were not enough – on a 10-day boat excursion following the path of Odysseus’s homeward journey. Peter Lewis, The Christian Science Monitor, "'An Odyssey' is a father-son journey with Homer as guide," 20 Sep. 2017 And then the back of the plane opened up, and Poe and his wife strapped in, and hours later called The Washington Post from an airport in Puerto Rico — homeward bound. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was gone:’ What it’s like to be rescued from Hurricane Irma by U.S. soldiers," 9 Sep. 2017 Bipedal commuters, homeward bound, pass us on both sides. Mike Sager, Esquire, "The Life of a Clown," 4 June 2015 Two-over par and birdie-free after nine-holes, the big-hitting Floridian played the homeward nine in 30 with six birdies — five in succession. John Huggan, The Seattle Times, "I.K. Kim handles bad weather to take British Open lead," 4 Aug. 2017 When Crystal Oats left the downtown nightclub Paparazzi early one April morning in 2013, mounted Baltimore police were on the street trying to hustle people homeward. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore settles lawsuit filed by woman trodden on by police horse," 10 June 2017 While heading homeward, favor complete, the driver hit another car, spun, and collided with a traffic light. Rachel Brown, National Geographic, "Watch: Paraplegic Man Finds Freedom Through Scuba Diving," 2 Feb. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The '90s was a great decade for dog films (also see the original Air Bud, which almost made our list), but Homeward Bound: Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The best dog movies to binge-watch this weekend," 26 Aug. 2017 Homeward Bound has a list of about 75 waiting families who are looking for a golden retriever, said Homeward Bound president and founder Jody Jones. Sammy Caiola, sacbee.com, "Golden retriever survived a perilous house fire. Now he needs a new home," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of homeward

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1566, in the meaning defined above

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homeward

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of homeward

: in the direction of home

home·ward | \ˈhōm-wərd \
variants: or homewards \-wərdz \

Kids Definition of homeward

: toward home We headed homeward.

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