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home·ward

 (hōm′wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward or at home.

home′wards (-wərdz) adv.
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homeward

(ˈhəʊmwəd)
adj
1. directed or going home
2. (of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port
adv
towards home
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home•ward

(ˈhoʊm wərd)

adv.
1. Also, home′wards. toward home.
adj.
2. directed toward home: the homeward journey.
[before 900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.homeward - oriented toward home; "in a homeward direction"; "homeward-bound commuters"
orientated, oriented - adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout"
Adv.1.homeward - toward home; "fought his way homeward through the deep snow"
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Translations
في طَريق العَوْدَه إلى الوَطَننَحْو البيت أو الوَطَن
směřující domů
hjemhjemadgående
hazafeléhazafelé vezetõ
heim á leiî
smerujúci domov
eve doğru

homeward

[ˈhəʊmwəd]
A. ADJde regreso
B. ADV (also homewards) → hacia casa
homeward boundcamino a la casa (Naut) → con rumbo al puerto de origen
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homeward

[ˈhəʊmwərd]
adj [journey] → de retour
She is ready for her homeward journey → Elle est prête pour son voyage de retour.
adv = homewardshomeward bound adj
to be homeward bound → être sur le chemin du retour
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

homeward

adj homeward journey/flightHeimreise f/-flug m; to be on the homeward stretchbald zu Hause sein; we are homeward boundes geht Richtung Heimat

homeward(s)

advnach Hause or (Aus, Sw) nachhause, heim; (= to country also)in Richtung Heimat
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homeward

[ˈhəʊmwəd] adj (journey) → di ritorno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

home

(həum) noun
1. the house, town, country etc where a person etc usually lives. I work in London but my home is in Bournemouth; When I retire, I'll make my home in Bournemouth; Africa is the home of the lion; We'll have to find a home for the kitten.
2. the place from which a person, thing etc comes originally. America is the home of jazz.
3. a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after. an old folk's home; a nursing home.
4. a place where people stay while they are working. a nurses' home.
5. a house. Crumpy Construction build fine homes for fine people; He invited me round to his home.
adjective
1. of a person's home or family. home comforts.
2. of the country etc where a person lives. home produce.
3. (in football) playing or played on a team's own ground. the home team; a home game.
adverb
1. to a person's home. I'm going home now; Hallo – I'm home!
2. completely; to the place, position etc a thing is intended to be. He drove the nail home; Few of his punches went home; These photographs of the war brought home to me the suffering of the soldiers.
ˈhomeless noun plural, adjective
(people) without a place to live in. This charity was set up to help the homeless; homeless people.
ˈhomely adjective
1. simple but pleasant. homely food.
2. making a person feel he is at home. a homely atmosphere.
3. (American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.
ˈhomeliness noun
ˈhoming adjective
1. (of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.
2. able to take a missile etc to its target. These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses.
ˈhome-coming noun
1. the return home of a person (who has been away for some time). We had a party to celebrate his home-coming.
2. (American) an annual event held by a college, a university or high school for former students.
ˌhome-ˈgrown adjective
grown in one's own garden or in one's own country. These tomatoes are home-grown.
ˈhomeland noun
a person's native land. Immigrants often weep for their homeland.
ˌhome-ˈmade adjective
made by a person at home; not professionally made. home-made jam; home-made furniture.
home rule
the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.
ˈhomesick adjective
missing one's home. When the boy first went to boarding-school he was very homesick.
ˈhomesickness noun
ˈhomestead (-sted) noun
a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.
home truth
a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person. It's time someone told him a few home truths.
ˈhomeward adjective
going home. his homeward journey.
ˈhomeward(s) adverb
towards home. his journey homeward; He journeyed homewards.
ˈhomework noun
work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil. Finish your homework!
at home
1. in one's home. I'm afraid he's not at home.
2. (in football etc) in one's own ground. The team is playing at home today.
be/feel at home
to feel as relaxed as one does in one's own home or in a place or situation one knows well. I always feel at home in France; He's quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm.
home in on
to move towards (a target etc). The missile is designed to home in on aircraft.
leave home
1. to leave one's house. I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m.
2. to leave one's home to go and live somewhere else. He left home at the age of fifteen to get a job in Australia.
make oneself at home
to make oneself as comfortable and relaxed as one would at home. Make yourself at home!
nothing to write home about
not very good. The concert was nothing to write home about.
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References in classic literature ?
muttered Ahab; then aloud, Thou art a full ship and homeward bound, thou sayest; well, then, call me an empty ship, and outward-bound.
Without attempting to follow her, I sauntered homeward humming a snatch of song with a great deal of fal-de-lal-de-riddle-o in it, for I can never remember words.
From Alexandria the route will be taken homeward, calling at Malta, Cagliari (in Sardinia), and Palma (in Majorca), all magnificent harbors, with charming scenery, and abounding in fruits.
AN Office Seeker whom the President had ordered out of Washington was watering the homeward highway with his tears.
This letter will reach England by a merchantman now on its homeward voyage from Archangel; more fortunate than I, who may not see my native land, perhaps, for many years.
With all her might she crowds all sail off shore; in so doing, fights 'gainst the very winds that fain would blow her homeward; seeks all the lashed sea's landlessness again; for refuge's sake forlornly rushing into peril; her only friend her bitterest foe!
Slowly, silently I loitered, Homeward, in the night, alone; Sudden anguish bound my spirit, That my youth had never known; Wild unrest, like that which cometh When the Night's first dream hath flown.
His fare entered, and the cab whirled into the cool fastnesses of the park along the shortest homeward cuts.
And now surrounded, like the saint-like personage of olden times, with a radiant halo, that glorified him amid this gloomy night of sin -- as if the departed Governor had left him an inheritance of his glory, or as if he had caught upon himself the distant shine of the celestial city, while looking thitherward to see the triumphant pilgrim pass within its gates -- now, in short, good Father Wilson was moving homeward, aiding his footsteps with a lighted lantern!
Their homeward journey was as lively as their drive out had been.
All along the journey homeward their presence lingered with her like the memory of a delicious song.
SAILING homeward, the Doctor's ship had to pass the coast of Barbary.