Meaning of “towards” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /təˈwɔːdz/ mainly UK mainly US toward

B1 in the direction of someone or something:

She stood up and walked towards him.
He kept glancing towards the telephone.

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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.

B2 used when talking about feelings about something or someone:

His attitude towards work needs to improve.

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.

(Definition of “towards” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)