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toward (preposition), towards
1. In the direction of someone or something: Mabel walked toward the door to her kitchen.

Mike is driving his car toward town.

Elisa is coming towards me with a glass of water.

2. Used to indicate a direction faced by an object: Susan said, "Tom, please turn the light towards the ceiling."
3. Close to or near a place: Tabitha and Willie live out towards the edge of the forest.
4. Not long before a special time: Natasha and Brandon plan to go on their trip towards the end of the summer.
5. A process which is meant to achieve or to produce some objective: All of the efforts toward putting out the fires have been delayed because of the dry weather and the scorching hot temperatures.
6. Referring to part of a payment for something: Melba deposited $1,500 toward the costs of her trip to France.
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