Webster 1913 Edition
In the direction of; to.
He set his face
Num. xxiv. 1.
The waves make
towardsthe pebbled shore.
With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.
His eye shall be evil
Deut. xxviii. 54.
Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense
Acts xxiv. 16.
Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.
This was the first alarm England received
Near; about; approaching to.
towardnine years older since I left you.
Near; at hand; in state of preparation.
Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle
We have a trifling foolish banquet
Webster 1828 Edition
TO'WARDS, prep. [L. versus, verto.]
1.In the direction to.
He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. 24.
2.With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect to; regarding.
His eye shall be evil toward his brother. Deut.28.
Herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offense toward God and toward men. Acts. 24.
Hearing of thy love and faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus Christ, and toward all saints. Philemon 5.
3.With ideal tendency to.
This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble.
I am towards nine years older since I left you.