Definition of -ward in English:

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Pronunciation: /wəd/
(also -wards)


Added to nouns of place or destination and to adverbs of direction:
1 (usually -wards) (Forming adverbs) towards the specified place or direction: eastwards homewards
2 (usually -ward) (Forming adjectives) turned or tending towards: onward upward


Old English -weard, from a Germanic base meaning 'turn'.

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