homeward vs homewards what difference

what is difference between homeward and homewards

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhoʊmwɚd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhəʊmwəd/

Etymology 1

From Middle English homward, from Old English hāmweard, from Proto-Germanic *haimawarda, equivalent to home +‎ -ward. Cognate with Dutch heimwaarts, German heimwärts (homeward).

Alternative forms

  • homewards

Adverb

homeward (not comparable)

  1. Towards home.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English homward, from the adverb (see above).

Adjective

homeward (not comparable)

  1. oriented towards home
    I caught a homeward bus.
Translations

Middle English

Adverb

homeward

  1. Alternative form of homward


English

Etymology

From Middle English homwardes, hamwardes, from Old English hāmweardes, equivalent to home +‎ -wards. Cognate with Dutch heimwaarts, German heimwärts (homewards).

Adjective

homewards (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to leading toward home.
    At the end of the day we gratefully set off in a homewards direction.

Translations

Adverb

homewards

  1. towards home
    We’re now heading homewards.

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