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Definitions of athwart

  1. Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Across the course or direction of, as of a ship; from side to side of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Across. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Across, so as to transverse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Across; from side to side. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Across; transversely; in opposition to; perversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. at right angles to the center line of a ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Across; from side to side; crosswise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Sidewise: wrongly: perplexingly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Across; transverse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. In a manner to cross and perplex. See Thwart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Among seamen, across the line of the ship's course; in a manner to cross or perplex. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for athwart

  1. It was an accident that he should see it, but it so happened that a ray of the sun fell athwart it and threw it into relief. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  2. It was a dainty day; and it grew more dainty as the day drew towards its close and the lights and shadows stretched athwart the landscape again. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
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