towards /təˈwɔːdz/ preposition mainly UK (mainly US toward)
DIRECTION › in the direction of someone or something: She stood up and walked towards him. He kept glancing towards the telephone.
POSITION › near to a time or place: Your seats are towards the back of the theatre. He only became successful towards the end of his life.
FEELING › used when talking about feelings about something or someone: His attitude towards work needs to improve.
PURPOSE › for the purpose of buying or achieving something: We're asking people for a contribution towards the cost. This piece of work counts towards your final mark.