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 did not dare to go back towards the pit, but I felt a pas- sionate longing to peer into it.
At least, I did not want in confidence; and when I next rushed Solan it was to one side with implicit confidence that he must turn to meet my new line of attack, and turn he did, so that now we fought with our sides towards the coveted goal--the great switch stood within my reach upon my right hand.
So it was that as the second mate of the Ithaca with his six men waded down the bed of the little stream toward the harbor and the ship, a fleet of ten war prahus manned by over five hundred fierce Dyaks and commanded by Muda Saffir himself, pulled cautiously into the little cove upon the opposite side of the island, and landed but a quarter of a mile from camp.
Temporarily, at least, he had saved the life of his subject, and now he turned his attention toward insuring his own safety.
The life of his body, and of every fibre of his body, the life that was the very substance of his body and that was apart from his own personal life, had yearned toward this light and urged his body toward it in the same way that the cunning chemistry of a plant urges it toward the sun.
During her wanderings in search of the River Iss, that time she had set out upon what, for countless ages, had been the last, long pilgrimage of Martians, toward the Valley Dor, where lies the Lost Sea of Korus, she had encountered several of these sad reminders of the greatness and the glory of ancient Barsoom.
Tarzan swung quickly through the trees toward the clearing.
It came from a torch in the hand of one of a party of four green warriors, who were coming rapidly down the corridor toward me.
Kaviri shuddered and rolled his eyes fearfully toward the jungle.
Juag heard me coming and turned toward me with a grin.
Shortly after daylight we saw smoke apparently coming straight toward us, and after a time we made out the squat lines of a tug--one of those fearless exponents of England's supremacy of the sea that tows sailing ships into French and English ports.
The ape-man threw the body across one of his broad shoulders and, gathering up the fellow's gun, trotted silently up the sleeping village street toward the tree that gave him such easy ingress to the palisaded village.

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