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[hohm-werd] /ˈhoʊm wərd/
Also, homewards. toward home.
directed toward home:
his homeward way.
Origin of homeward
before 900; Middle English homward, Old English hāmweard. See home, -ward Unabridged
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  • Happy, but completely tired, the boys and girls plowed through the snow, homeward bound.

    Dorothy Dale in the City Margaret Penrose
  • homeward went the sweet Eliza; Oh, her heart was chill and cold:— Wo is me!

    Romantic Ballads George Borrow
  • In a letter written to Jacqueline from Calais, on his homeward journey, he had promised her to return to Hainault speedily.

  • homeward the old man returned, and again he entered his library.

  • He had completed the survey, and the coast lay on their homeward track.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • But on that homeward ride Fate, for once, got the better of him.

    The Rhodesian Gertrude Page
  • We were on our homeward beat, off in the brush beyond the vineyard.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • And this was the frame of mind in which I rode out of Lhasa on our march homeward.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Soon thereafter,64 the Headquarter portion of the regiment was on board the Monarch, and away from India homeward bound.

British Dictionary definitions for homeward


directed or going home
(of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port
towards home
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Word Origin and History for homeward

mid-13c., homward, from Old English ham weard; see home (n.) + -ward. Also Homewards, with adverbial genitive -s (Old English hamweardes).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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