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Definitions of thwart

  1. To be in opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cross: to oppose: to defeat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To cross; oppose; baffle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To prevent by interposition; foil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cross; to oppose; to contravene; to frustrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To lie or come across the direction of; to cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to frustrate or defeat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An oarsman's seat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The bench of a boat on which the rowers sit, placed athwart the boat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The seat or bench of a boat on which the rowers sit, placed athwart the boat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. THWARTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Cross: being crosswise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Lying or extending across. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Transverse; across something else. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Being across or crosswise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for thwart

  1. For this reason the physician was confident that the prejudices of the noble would thwart the desires and the vows of the father. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  2. He dropped to the thwart seized a pair of oars and began to row. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
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