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Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OE. , , a. and adv., Icel. , neut. of athwart, transverse, across; akin to AS. perverse, transverse, cross, D. dwars, OHG. dwerah, twerh, G. zwerch, quer, Dan. & Sw. tver athwart, transverse, Sw. tvär cross, unfriendly, Goth. angry. Cf. Queer.]
Definition : 1. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique. Moved contrary with thwart obliquities. Milton.

2. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained. [Obs.] Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : adv.
Etymology : [See Thwart, a.]
Definition : Defn: Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. [Obs.] Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : prep.
Definition : Defn: Across; athwart. Spenser. Thwart ships. See Athwart ships, under Athwart.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat.

(Naut.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air. [Obs.] Swift as a shooting star In autumn thwarts the night. Milton.

2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. Shak. The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other. South.

t. [imp. & p. p. Thwarted; p. pr. & vb. n. Thwarting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thwart
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner. [R.]

2. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash. [R.] Any proposition . . . that shall at all thwart with internal oracles. Locke.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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