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to·ward

 (tôrd, tə-wôrd′)
prep. also to·wards (tôrdz, tə-wôrdz′)
1. In the direction of: driving toward home.
2. In a position facing: had his back toward me.
3. Somewhat before in time: It began to rain toward morning.
4. With regard to; in relation to: an optimistic attitude toward the future.
5. In furtherance or partial fulfillment of: contributed five dollars toward the bill.
6. By way of achieving; with a view to: efforts toward peace. See Usage Note at backward.

[Middle English, from Old English tōweard : , to; see to + -weard, -ward.]

toward

adj
1. rare in progress; afoot
2. obsolete about to happen; imminent
3. obsolete promising or favourable
prep
a variant of towards
[Old English tōweard; see to, -ward]
ˈtowardness n

to•ward

(prep. tɔrd, toʊrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd; adj. tɔrd, toʊrd)

prep. Also, to•wards′.
1. in the direction of: to walk toward the river.
2. with a view to obtaining or having; for: They're saving money toward a new house.
3. in the area or vicinity of; near.
4. turned to; facing.
5. shortly before; close to: toward midnight.
6. as a help or contribution to: to give money toward a person's expenses.
7. with respect to; as regards.
adj.
8. coming soon; imminent.
9. going on; in progress.
10. Obs. promising or apt, as a student.
[before 900; Old English tōweard; see to, -ward]
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Translations
عندَ، حوالي، قُرْبمن أجْل مُساعَدَة، كمُساهَمَهنَحْوَنَحْوَ، باتِّجاهنَحْوَ، بالنِّسْبَةِ لِ
k
hen imod
kohtilähellävartenkohtaan
prema
gagnvarthanda, í òáguskömmu fyrirtil, í átt til, aî
・・・の方へ
...을 향하여관하여위해
pretuz
voči
mot
ไปทาง
về phía

toward

[təˈwɔːd] PREP
1. (direction) → hacia
we walked toward the seacaminamos hacia el mar or rumbo al mar
the government is moving toward disasterel gobierno se encamina hacia el desastre
2. (time) → alrededor de, a eso de
toward noonalrededor de mediodía
toward six o'clockhacia las seis, a eso de las seis
3. (attitude) → para con, con respecto a, hacia
his attitude toward the churchsu actitud para con or con respecto a or hacia la iglesia
to feel friendly toward sbsentir simpatía hacia or por algn
4. (purpose) → para
we're saving toward our holidayahorramos dinero para nuestras vacaciones
it helps toward a solutioncontribuye a la solución, ayuda en el esfuerzo por encontrar una solución
half my salary goes toward paying the rentla mitad de mi sueldo se va en el alquiler

toward

[təˈwɔːrd] towards [təˈwɔːrdz] prep
(= in the direction of) → vers
He came towards me → Il est venu vers moi.
She leant across the table towards me → Elle s'est penchée vers moi par-dessus la table.
to point toward sth → pointer un doigt vers qn, désigner qch du doigt
Patterson pointed toward a cardboard box → Patterson pointa un doigt vers une boîte en carton., Patterson désigna du doigt une boîte en carton.
(= near) → vers
Their home was towards the top of the hill → Leur maison se trouvait vers le haut de la colline.
(= in relation to) → envers
to feel friendly towards sb → être bien disposé(e) envers qn
my feelings towards him → mes sentiments envers lui
(as contribution) to go towards sth, to go toward sth → être consacré(e) à qch
to give sb money towards sth, to give sb money toward sth → donner de l'argent à qn pour l'achat de qch
He gave them £20,000 towards a house → Il leur a donné 20 000 livres pour l'achat d'une maison.
a contribution towards sth, a contribution toward sth → une contribution à qch
to make a contribution towards sth, to make a contribution toward sth → apporter sa contribution à qch, contribuer à qch
(in time)vers
towards noon, toward noon → vers midi
towards the end of the year → vers la fin de l'année
(when talking about changes, trends etc)vers
the trend towards couples living together before marriage → la tendance au concubinage
She began moving towards a different life-style → Elle commença à s'orienter vers un autre mode de vie.tow bar nbarre f de remorquage

toward

adj (form: = favourable) → angemessen

toward(s)

prep
(= in direction of) (with verbs of motion) → auf (+acc)… zu; they walked toward the townsie gingen auf die Stadt zu; we sailed toward Chinawir segelten in Richtung China; it’s further north, toward Dortmundes liegt weiter im Norden, Richtung Dortmund; toward the southnach or gen (liter)Süden; he turned toward herer wandte sich ihr zu; with his back toward the wallmit dem Rücken zur Wand; you should read with your back toward the lightSie sollten mit dem Rücken zum Licht lesen; on the side (facing) toward the seazum Meer hin; a hotel facing toward the seaein Hotel mit Blick aufs Meer; they are working toward a solutionsie arbeiten auf eine Lösung hin; if it helps toward finding a solutionwenn es dazu beiträgt, eine Lösung zu finden; toward a better understanding of …zum besseren Verständnis von …; I gave him some money toward a carich gab ihm etwas Geld als Beitrag zu seinem Auto
(= in relation to) (dat)gegenüber; what are your feelings toward him?was empfinden Sie ihm gegenüber?, was empfinden Sie für ihn?
toward ten o’clockgegen zehn Uhr; toward the end of the 60’s/the yeargegen Ende der sechziger Jahre or Sechzigerjahre/des Jahres

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.

toward

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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