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-wards

1.
variant of -ward:
towards; afterwards.
Origin
Middle English; Old English -weardes, equivalent to -weard toward (see ward) + -es -s1
Usage note
See -ward.
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-wards

suffix
1.
indicating direction towards: a step backwards, to sail shorewards Compare -ward
Word Origin
Old English -weardes towards
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