towards


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to·wards

 (tôrdz, tə-wôrdz′)
prep.
Variant of toward.

towards

(təˈwɔːdz; tɔːdz)
prep
1. in the direction or vicinity of: towards London.
2. with regard to: her feelings towards me.
3. as a contribution or help to: money towards a new car.
4. just before: towards one o'clock.
5. Irish in comparison with: it's no work towards having to do it by hand.
Also: toward
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towards

preposition
1. in the direction of, to, for, on the way to, on the road to, en route for She walked down the corridor towards the foyer.
2. with the aim of, for, in order to achieve, in order to obtain, so as to achieve They're working towards a hostage release hopefully by Saturday.
3. regarding, about, concerning, respecting, in relation to, with regard to, with respect to, apropos You must develop your own attitude towards religion.
4. just before, nearing, close to, coming up to, almost at, getting on for, shortly before There's a forecast of cooler weather towards the end of the week.
5. for, as a contribution to, as a help to He gave them £50,000 towards a house.
Translations
knaprovůči
hen imodmod
kohti
prema
gagnvarthanda, í òáguskömmu fyrirtil, í átt til, aî
・・・の方へ
...을 향하여
artinantisatžvilgiuį... pusę
pretuz
voči
dokproti
mot
ไปทาง
amacıyladoğru-e yakın-e/a doğru-e/a karşı
về phía

towards

[tˈwɔːdz] toward [tˈwɔːd] prep (gen) → verso; (of attitude) → nei confronti di, verso; (of purpose) → per
we walked towards the sea → ci siamo incamminati verso il mare
the government is moving towards disaster → il governo si avvia al disastro
towards noon/the end of the year → verso mezzogiorno/la fine dell'anno
your attitude towards him → il tuo atteggiamento nei suoi confronti or verso di lui
to feel friendly towards sb → provare un sentimento d'amicizia per qn
to save towards sth → risparmiare per comprare qc
half my salary goes towards paying the rent → metà del mio stipendio se ne va per l'affitto or in affitto

towards,

toward

()) , ((American) to:rd(z)) preposition
1. (moving, facing etc) in the direction of. He walked toward the door; She turned towards him.
2. in relation to. What are your feelings towards him?
3. as a contribution or help to. Here's $3 towards the cost of the journey.
4. (of time) near. Towards night-time, the weather worsened.

towards

نَحْوَ k hen imod auf ... zu προς hacia kohti vers prema verso ・・・の方へ ...을 향하여 in de richting van i retning av w kierunku em direção a по направлению к mot ไปทาง doğru về phía 朝向
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I wanted to run away from everything but I wanted to run towards something too.
She turned away like one stunned by a blow, and walked slowly towards the door, hoping he would call her back.
They spoke together earnestly in the Delaware language, though in an undertone; and by the gestures of the white man, which were frequently directed towards the top of the sapling, it was evident he pointed out the situation of their hidden enemy.
We improved this favourable opportunity, and departed, leaving them to take their rest, and speedily directed our course towards our old camp, but found it plundered, and the company dispersed and gone home.
Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
HALFWAY down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
Ichahod Crane had a soft and foolish heart towards the sex; and it is not to be wondered at, that so tempting a morsel soon found favor in his eyes, more especially after he had visited her in her paternal mansion.
A weaver who finds hard words in his hymn-book knows nothing of abstractions; as the little child knows nothing of parental love, but only knows one face and one lap towards which it stretches its arms for refuge and nurture.
Upon placing the magnet erect, with its attracting end towards the earth, the island descends; but when the repelling extremity points downwards, the island mounts directly upwards.
At this cry the whole ship's crew hurried towards the harpooner-- commander, officers, masters, sailors, cabin boys; even the engineers left their engines, and the stokers their furnaces.
I turned and walked towards the dead bodies, keeping my face towards the three kneeling Beast Men, very much as an actor passing up the stage faces the audience.

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