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Definitions of thwart

  1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Across; athwart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Cross: being crosswise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To cross: to oppose: to defeat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The bench for rowers placed athwart the boat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. THWARTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To cross; oppose; baffle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To prevent by interposition; foil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Lying or extending across. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. An oarsman's seat. 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. 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.
  23. To cross; to oppose; to contravene; to frustrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To be in opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Being across or crosswise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. thwawrt, adj. cross: being crosswise.--v.t. to cross: to oppose; to defeat.--n. the bench for rowers placed athwart the boat.--advs. THWART; THWAR'TEDLY.--n. THWAR'TER.--adj. THWAR'TING, perverse.--advs. THWAR'TINGLY, perversely; THWART'LY; THWART'SHIPS, across the ship. [Ice. thvert, neut. of thverr; perverse; cog. with A.S. thweorh, Ger. zwerch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. (archaic), v.t., & n. Across, athwart; (Naut.) t.-hawse, across the hawse, t.-ship a., -ships adv., (lying) across ship; (adj.) lying across, transverse; (v.t.) frustrate, cross, (wish, purpose), whence thwartingly adv.; (n.) oarsman\'s bench placed across boat. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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