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-WARD appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw some memos, Ward.
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  • Ward nurses run "draw".
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Definition of -WARD

What does -WARD mean?


  1. Forming adverbs denoting course or direction to, or motion or tendency toward, as in "backward", "toward", "forward", etc.
  2. Forming adjectives, as in "a backward look", "the northward road", etc; used even by speakers who usually use -wards for adverbs.

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Google previewThe early doctrinal system of the Church, or philosophical tradition of the first two centuries (1883)

by David Milne (M.A.)

Smith thinks that the Levitical law was written later than Moses, because in Hebrew sea-ward means westward, and because Negeb, one of the words for south', is the name of the dry steppe district in the south of Judah. In Palestine sea-ward ...

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Quotes about -WARD

The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank. (Wendy Ward)
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