(chiefly North American also toward)
- 1In the direction of: they drove towards the German frontierMore example sentences
- Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction, from Pickering towards Thornton-le-Dale.
- All three vehicles were travelling towards York from the direction of Pocklington at the time of the accident.
- Fearing for her safety, she changed direction and walked towards Faraday Road.
- 1.1Getting closer to achieving (a goal): moves towards EU political and monetary unionMore example sentences
- For those of you who have worked towards or achieved this goal was it a permanent thing or a temporary experience?
- Many assume evolution works towards achieving a certain goal, like intelligence.
- What is the power of any president to move towards his goals if there will be thousands killed, half of them children?
- 2Expressing the relation between behaviour or an attitude and the person or thing at which it is directed or with which it is concerned: he was warm and tender towards her our attitude towards deathMore example sentences
- The law is, of course, important in defining public attitudes towards particular types of behaviour.
- The website suggests a no-nonsense attitude towards unruly behaviour on the court.
- It was put to you that it has previously been necessary to speak to you about your attitude and behaviour towards female colleagues.
- 3Contributing to the cost of: the council provided a grant towards the cost of new busesMore example sentences
- In-Step does offer a small grant towards the cost of the stay, which should ensure no-one is out of pocket.
- Surely, if the technology is there, the government could use its windfall to give grants towards the cost.
- There are grants available towards costs incurred while developing a business idea.