Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Toward or at home.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Toward home; in the direction of one's house, town, or country.
  • adverb bound for home; going homeward.
  • adjective Being in the direction of home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb towards home
  • adjective oriented towards home

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

  • adjective oriented toward home
  • adverb toward home

Etymologies

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home +‎ -ward

Examples

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

    Chapter 17

  • 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.

    Tin

  • 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

  • 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 — Complete

  • 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

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