Definition of deathward in English:

deathward

noun

  • The direction leading towards death. Only in "†to (one's) deathward", "to the deathward": towards death, to one's death. Compare lifewardarchaic and rare in later use.

adverb

  • In the direction of death, towards death.

adjective

  • Tending towards or leading to death.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From death + -ward.

Pronunciation

deathward

/ˈdɛθwəd/