Overthwart
Overthwart O"ver*thwart", prep. Across; from alde to side of. ``Huge trees overthwart one another.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Overthwart — O ver*thwart ([=o] v[ e]r*thw[add]rt ), a. 1. Having a transverse position; placed or situated across; hence, opposite. Our overthwart neighbors. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Crossing in kind or disposition; perverse; adverse; opposing. Overthwart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overthwart — O ver*thwart , adv. Across; crosswise; transversely. Y clenched overthwart and endelong. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overthwart — O ver*thwart , n. That which is overthwart; an adverse circumstance; opposition. [Obs.] Surrey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overthwart — O ver*thwart , v. t. To cross; to oppose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overthwart — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb Etymology: Middle English overthwart, overthwert, from over (I) + thwart, thwert, adverb, athwart more at thwart archaic : across, crosswise …   Useful english dictionary

  • overthwart — preposition /əʊvəˈθwɔːt/ From one side to the other of; across. he thought it were shame to slee them sleepynge, and layd the naked swerd ouerthwart bothe their throtes, and soo took his hors and rode his waye …   Wiktionary

  • overthwart — adv. HD. 2822 …   Oldest English Words

  • Opposition — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Opposition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 opposition opposition antagonism Sgm: N 1 oppugnancy oppugnancy oppugnation Sgm: N 1 impugnation| impugnation| =>! Sgm: N 1 contrariety contrariety Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Endlong — End long (?; 115), adv. & prep. [Cf. {Along}.] Lengthwise; along. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The doors were all of adamants eterne, I clenched overthwart and endelong With iron tough. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He pricketh endelong the large space.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overthwartly — O ver*thwart ly, adv. In an overthwart manner; across; also, perversely. [Obs.] Peacham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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