from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Towards a town
  • adv. Towards a town; townwards

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward a town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward the town; in the direction of a town.


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  • I gathered together certain certificates of goods and chattels, pointed my heels toward him and his cabbages, and journeyed townward.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • They were content to reach ground again without broken necks, and take the townward track over the hill.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Children, too young to comprehend wherefore this woman should be shut out from the sphere of human charities, would creep nigh enough to behold her plying her needle at the cottage-window, or standing in the doorway, or labouring in her little garden, or coming forth along the pathway that led townward, and, discerning the scarlet letter on her breast, would scamper off with a strange contagious fear.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • The great grey bulk of the castle loomed above the streets on this townward side, above the jetties and the shore and the wide steely waters on the other.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • They didn't get far before they caught up to a man trudging townward -- and none too well dressed, either, for weather like this.

    Prentice Alvin

  • The first light was just showing in the east as David and Calm, who lived townward from the farm, rode up.

    Seventh Son

  • The frost continued that night, harder than ever, freezing over the reedy shallows in the mill-pond, and fringing the townward shore with a white shelf of ice, but not yet sealing over the deeper water or the tremulous path of the tail-race, so that the little boys who went hopefully to examine the ice in the early morning returned disappointed.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • Cadfael rose to his feet, and turned a sombre face upon his companions, who were standing by the plank bridge, gazing across the open water to where the other party was just appearing below the gardens of the townward cottages.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • But in the Council's view it would be wrong to try to eliminate these stresses by a futile attempt to stem the townward drift, since this would mean retarding economic development.

    The Rise of the South African Reich - Chapter 7

  • As we have seen, this ran directly counter to the apartheid policy of the Nationalist Party enunciated in 1947, which demanded that the townward drift of the Africans should be halted and labour maintained on a migratory basis.

    The Rise of the South African Reich - Chapter 7


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