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Definition of ATHWART

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Athwart \A*thwart"\, prep. [Pref. a- + thwart.]
     1. Across; from side to side of.
        [1913 Webster]

              Athwart the thicket lone.             --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. [1913 Webster]

     {Athwart hawse}, across the stem of another vessel, whether in contact or at a small distance.

     {Athwart ships}, across the ship from side to side, or in that direction; -- opposed to {fore and aft}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Athwart \A*thwart"\, adv.
     1. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely. [1913 Webster]

              Sometimes athwart, sometimes he strook him straight.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely. [1913 Webster]

              All athwart there came
              A post from Wales loaden with heavy news. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "athwart":
     across, across the grain, adverse to, against, against the grain, against the tide, against the wind, at cross-purposes, at cross-purposes with, at daggers, at daggers drawn, at issue, at odds, at variance, at war with, athwartships, bendwise, beyond, bias, biased, biaswise, catercorner, catercornered, con, contra, contrariwise, contrawise, counter, counter to, crisscross, cross, cross-grained, crossway, crossways, crosswise, dead against, diagonal, eyeball-to-eyeball, in conflict with, in confrontation, in hostile array, in opposition, in opposition to, kittycorner, oblique, obliquely, opposed to, over, overthwart, sideways, sidewise, slant, thwart, thwartly, thwartways, transversal, transverse, transversely, traverse, up in arms, versus, vis-a-vis, with crossed bayonets


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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