-wards

-wards

variant of -ward: towards; afterwards.

Origin:
Middle English; Old English -weardes, equivalent to -weard toward (see ward) + -es -s1


See -ward.
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-wards or -ward
 
suffix forming adverbs
Compare -ward indicating direction towards: a step backwards; to sail shorewards
 
[Old English -weardes towards]
 
-ward or -ward
 
suffix forming adverbs
 
[Old English -weardes towards]

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