Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward or at home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. towards home
  • adj. oriented towards home

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in the direction of home.
  • adv. Toward home; in the direction of one's house, town, or country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward home; toward one's habitation; toward one's native country. Also homewards.
  • Being in the direction of home: as, a homeward journey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. oriented toward home
  • adv. toward home

Etymologies

home +‎ -ward (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was Sunday afternoon, and Pauline and I were tramping along the dusty road homeward from a long walk, during which, having discussed perfectly innocuous subjects, we had agreed.

    Aleta Dey

  • The first statement of each man -- ever an ancient one in homeward - bound forecastles -- was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine."

    Chapter XVII

  • For some incredible reason, Earth was calling homeward the latest and swiftest of all its ships.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • Quickly I tossed it over my shoulder and started again homeward.

    American Indian Stories

  • He stood at the upper end of the meadow, and called his homeward - drifting flock together; and when the last tones of the call had died away, he began it himself, and stepped on one side.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 01

  • You take them as a matter of course if you are outward bound, but on your call homeward (if you make it) you will look on them as a blessing and a curiosity.

    Travels in West Africa

  • It wouldn't have done Uncle Andrew much good if he had succeeded, for he was aiming at the right-hand pocket because he still thought the green rings were "homeward" rings.

    The Magician's Nephew

  • Another was a full-blooded negro, a petty huckster at the 'Red Grave,' who, in his last 'homeward' voyage, had met at Madeira the Dean and Deaness of Oxbridge.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • Especially as a man living in perpetual exile, country-less, yet always looking "homeward".

    The Sheila Variations

  • Aheym ", which means" homeward ", which I think is a really nice word, in Yiddish.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

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