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-wardsv. i. [AS. -weard, -weardes; akin to OS. & OFries. -ward. OHG. -wert, G. -wärts, Icel. -ver&edh;r, Goth. -vaírþs, L. vertere to turn, versus toward, and E. worth to become. √143. See Worth. v. i., and cf. Verse. Adverbs ending in -wards (AS. -weardes) and some other adverbs, such as besides, betimes, since (OE. sithens). etc., were originally genitive forms used adverbially.].
     Suffixes denoting course or direction to; motion or tendency toward; as in backward, or backwards; toward, or towards, etc.  [1913 Webster]
     See -ward.  [1913 Webster]


-wards, var. of -WARD.

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