Definition of headward in English:
1In the region or direction of the head.
- Odd neuron numbers respond to headwards displacements and even numbers to tailwards displacements.
1.1 Geology Denoting erosion by a stream or river occurring progressively upstream from the original source.
- During the Miocene the shelf was intermittently emergent, and the submarine canyons were extended to the shelf area through headward erosion.
- Apparently, V-shaped and planar-floored canyons, previously ascribed to downslope erosion vs. slope failure/headward erosion, respectively, can coexist.
- The Alpine lakes of northern Italy, also, are now thought to occupy sites of headward erosion during Messinian time.
adverb(also headwards) Back to top
Toward the head.
- Presumably, saying a nerve moves headwards or toewards is not sophisticated enough for doctors.
- For a very brief instant, looking headwards as he was, he could not identify the person by sex, for he saw a turban and under it a face which though not that of an East Indian was colored almost olive.
Words that rhyme with headwardEdward
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