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Homeward definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HO'MEWARD
HO'MEWARD-BOUND, a. Destined for home; returning from a foreign country to the place where the owner resides; as the homeward-bound fleet. We spoke a brig homeward-bound.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: oriented toward home; "in a homeward direction"; "homeward-bound commuters" [syn: homeward, homeward- bound] adv
1: toward home; "fought his way homeward through the deep snow" [syn: homeward, homewards]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. & adj. --adv. (also homewards) towards home. --adj. going or leading towards home. Phrases and idioms: homeward-bound (esp. of a ship) preparing to go, or on the way, home. Etymology: OE hamweard(es) (as HOME, -WARD)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Homeward Home"ward, a. Being in the direction of home; as, the homeward way.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Homeward Home"ward, Homewards Home"wards, adv. [AS. h[=a]mweard.] Toward home; in the direction of one's house, town, or country. Homeward bound, bound for home; going homeward; as, the homeward bound fleet.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also homewards 1. If you are on a homeward journey, you are on a journey towards your home. She is ready for her homeward journey. ADJ: ADJ n 2. If you are travelling homeward or homewards, you are travelling towards your home. John drove homeward through the lanes... ADV: ADV after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad.; (also homewards) Toward home.

Moby Thesaurus

anticlockwise, approaching, arriving, clockwise, coming, counterclockwise, earthward, entering, heavenward, homeward-bound, inbound, incoming, inward-bound, landward, leeward, leftward, rightward, seaward, widdershins, windward



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