homeward [hohm-werd] ExamplesWord Origin adverb
- Also home·wards. toward home.
- directed toward home: his homeward way.
Origin of homeward before 900; Middle English homward, Old English hāmweard. See, Examples from the Web for homeward Contemporary Examples of homeward
Giving me an excuse to post the trailer for Homeward Bound on the blog!
January 20, 2013
Historical Examples of homeward
On the homeward way they turned into a lane and came to a clump of catnip.
Nothing can exceed the freshness and charm of our homeward walk.
We lost our top-gallant-masts, homeward bound; but this was the only accident that occurred.
James Fenimore Cooper
Enoch swiftly passed his arm about her, and turned her homeward.
Together they put out from land and hastened on their homeward voyage.
Josephine Preston Peabody
British Dictionary definitions for homeward homeward adjective
- directed or going home
- (of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port
adverb Also: homewards
- towards home
Word Origin and History for homeward adv.
mid-13c., homward, from Old English ham weard; see(n.) + . Also Homewards, with adverbial genitive -s (Old English hamweardes).