homeward
I. adverb or homewards Date: before 12th century toward home <
look homeward, angel — John Milton
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II. adjective Date: 1542 being or going in the direction of home

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  • Homeward — Home ward, Homewards Home wards, adv. [AS. h[=a]mweard.] Toward home; in the direction of one s house, town, or country. [1913 Webster] {Homeward bound}, bound for home; going homeward; as, the homeward bound fleet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homeward — may refer to:* Homeward (song), a song by The Sundays from their 1997 album Static and Silence * Homeward ( TNG episode), a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode from the seventh seasonee also* Homeward Bound …   Wikipedia

  • Homeward — Home ward, a. Being in the direction of home; as, the homeward way …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homeward — mid 13c., homward, from O.E. ham weard; see HOME (Cf. home) + WARD (Cf. ward). Also Homewards, with adverbial gen. s (O.E. hamweardes) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homeward — ► ADVERB (also homewards) ▪ towards home. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ going or leading towards home …   English terms dictionary

  • homeward — [hōm′wərd] adv., adj. [ME hamward < OE hamweard] toward home: also homewards adv …   English World dictionary

  • homeward — home|ward [ˈhəumwəd US ˈhoumwərd] adv 1.) also homewards BrE towards home ▪ She turned and made her way homeward. 2.) homeward bound literary going towards home >homeward adj ▪ his homeward trip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homeward — home|ward [ houmwərd ] adverb in the direction of home: heading homeward homeward bound (=going home): After five days at sea, we were finally homeward bound. ╾ home|ward adjective: preparing for the homeward journey …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • homeward — [[t]ho͟ʊmwə(r)d[/t]] (The form homewards is also used, especially in British English.) 1) ADJ: ADJ n If you are on a homeward journey, you are on a journey towards your home. She is ready for her homeward journey. 2) ADV: ADV after v If you are… …   English dictionary

  • homeward — UK [ˈhəʊmwə(r)d] / US [ˈhoʊmwərd] adverb in the direction of home homeward bound (= going home): After five days at sea, we were finally homeward bound. Derived word: homeward UK / US adjective preparing for the homeward journey …   English dictionary

  • homeward — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Homeward is used with these nouns: ↑journey, ↑passage, ↑voyage {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Homeward is used with these adjectives: ↑bound …   Collocations dictionary

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