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

  • suffix In a specified way, manner, direction, or position: sideways.

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  • suffix towards, in the direction towards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix formed from way by the addition of the adverbial -s (see -wards). It is often used interchangeably with wise

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

  • n. structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

Etymologies

Middle English, from weies, wais, in such a way, from Old English weges : weg, way; see way + -es, gen. sing. suff.; see -s3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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