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homeward

[hohm-werd] /ˈhoʊm wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, homewards. toward home.
adjective
2.
directed toward home:
his homeward way.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English homward, Old English hāmweard. See home, -ward
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homeward

/ˈhəʊmwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or going home
2.
(of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port
adverb
3.
towards home
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Word Origin and History for homeward
adv.

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

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