preposition(also towards /tôrdz, t(ə)ˈwôrdz/)
- 1In the direction of: I walked toward the front doorMore example sentences
in the direction of, to; on the way to, on the road to, en route to
- He dismounted his horse and walked directly toward him, a black cape fluttering behind him.
- She walked away from me toward the direction of her locker, and I was left on my own to search for my math class.
- Just as I started to walk toward the direction she came from, she stopped and called after me.
- 1.1Getting closer to achieving (a goal): an irresistible move toward freedomMore example sentences
- By trial and error, I moved toward achieving my goals, and you can do the same.
- By increasing your metabolism, you can burn calories and move closer toward your goal of losing fat.
- Think of prosecutorial budget-sharing as an interim goal toward still greater freedom.
- 2As regards; in relation to: he was warm and tender toward her our attitude toward deathMore example sentences
- They really were expressions of contempt and rebellion toward what his peers regarded as holy.
- As it is officially under the State Secretariat, its content is often regarded as biased toward the government.
- Those blockages are causes and consequences of a political culture that's oriented toward death.
- 3Contributing to the cost of (something): the council provided a grant toward the cost of new busesMore example sentences
as a contribution to, for, to help with
- Well, a big piece of that is that a lot of companies are having to redeploy assets toward higher energy cost.
- The awards will be used toward the cost of studies at any Canadian university or college this fall.
- The money you pay for your daily paper goes only toward its distribution costs.