Definition of homeward in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhōmwərd/


(also homewards /-wərdz/)
Toward home: setting off homeward
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  • On Friday, we thought we'd try lunch at the Stag and Hounds in Binfield, but there wasn't a table free, so we'd headed back homewards and went to the poshest place in the village.
  • So I plodded back to the car, purchasing a pack of sandwiches on the way, and headed homewards, taking a wide detour in the direction of Boston and then turning off to join my familiar country roads.
  • The lesson passed pretty quickly and, having practised some maneuvers, I was soon driving homewards again.


Going or leading toward home: their homeward journey
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  • After waiting some considerable time for a taxi at York Railway Station one Friday afternoon, I asked the driver on the homeward journey if he thought there were sufficient taxis in York to meet the demand.
  • Pentland Ferries' second vessel spent another night away from home last night, after weather and tidal conditions prevented the final leg of her homeward journey.
  • I'll never forget the singing on the homeward journey - everyone happy, sunburnt, slightly tipsy and exhausted.


Old English hāmweard (see home, -ward).

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Syllabification: home·ward

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