-ward definition

  • suffix:
    • In a specified course over time or area: downward.
    • towards a specified place or position: skyward.
    • developing or operating out of a specified way: leftward.
    • Having a direction toward a specified place or place: landward.
    • Forming adverbs denoting course or direction to, or motion or inclination toward, as in "backward", "toward", "forward", etc.
    • Forming adjectives, like in "a backward look", "the northward roadway", etc; utilized even by speakers which usually make use of -wards for adverbs.
  • others:
    • Suffixes denoting training course or path to; motion or propensity toward; like in backward, or backwards; toward, or in direction of, etc.

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