Athwart

  • 1 Athwart — A*thwart , prep. [Pref. a + thwart.] 1. Across; from side to side of. [1913 Webster] Athwart the thicket lone. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. [1913 Webster] {Athwart …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 athwart — athwart·hawse; athwart·ship; athwart·ships; athwart·wise; athwart; …

    English syllables

  • 3 Athwart — A*thwart , adv. 1. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely. [1913 Webster] Sometimes athwart, sometimes he strook him straight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely. [1913 Webster] All… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 athwart — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 athwart — late 15c., from A (Cf. a ) (1) + THWART (Cf. thwart) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 athwart — crosswise, crossways, *across …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 athwart — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB ▪ from side to side of something; across. ORIGIN from an archaic sense of THWART(Cf. ↑thwart), meaning across …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 athwart — [ə thwôrt′] prep. [ A 1 + THWART] 1. across; from one side to the other of 2. against; opposed to 3. Naut. at right angles to the keel of adv. 1. crosswise; esp., across at a slant …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 athwart — 1. adverb /əˈθwɔːt/ a) From side to side; across. Above, the stars appeared to move slowly athwart. b) Across the path (of something). We placed one log on the ground, and another athwart, forming a crude cross. 2. preposition /əˈθwɔːt/ …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 athwart — I. preposition Date: 15th century 1. across 2. in opposition to < a procedure directly athwart the New England prejudices R. G. Cole > II. adverb Date: circa 1500 1. across especially in an oblique direction 2. in opposi …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 athwart — /euh thwawrt /, adv. 1. from side to side; crosswise. 2. Naut. a. at right angles to the fore and aft line; across. b. broadside to the wind because of equal and opposite pressures of wind and tide: a ship riding athwart. 3. perversely; awry;… …

    Universalium

  • 12 athwart — Synonyms and related words: across, across the grain, adverse to, against, against the grain, against the tide, against the wind, at cross purposes, at cross purposes with, at daggers, at daggers drawn, at issue, at odds, at variance, at war with …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 athwart — across; in opposition to; sideways; transversely Forthright s Forsoothery …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 14 athwart — a·thwart || É™ θwɔːt adv. from side to side; across (Nautical); in an apposing manner prep. from side to side; contrary to …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 athwart — [ə θwɔ:t] preposition 1》 from side to side of; across. 2》 counter to. adverb 1》 across from side to side; transversely. 2》 so as to be perverse or contradictory. Origin ME: from a 2 + thwart …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 athwart — I. prep. Across, over, from one side to the other of. II. ad. 1. Across, crosswise, sidewise, obliquely, awry, askant, askew. 2. Wrong, wrongfully, unseasonably, unsuitably, malapropos …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 athwart — preposition literary across ation /eISFn/ suffix (in nouns) the act, state, or result of doing something: an examination of the contents (=examining them) | the combination of several factors …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 athwart — adv 1. across, crosswise, crossways, cross, crisscross, from side to side, transversely. 2. awry, askant, askew, obliquely, sidelong, sideways; perversely, wrongly, contrawise, crossgrained, across the grain, against the tide or wind; at cross… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 athwart — a•thwart [[t]əˈθwɔrt[/t]] adv. 1) from side to side; crosswise 2) perversely; awry; wrongly 3) from side to side of; across 4) in opposition to; contrary to • Etymology: 1425–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 athwart — /əˈθwɔt / (say uh thwawt) adverb 1. from side to side (often in an oblique direction): transversely. 2. perversely; awry; wrongly. 3. Nautical at right angles to a ship s keel. –preposition 4. from side to side of; across. 5. in opposition to;… …

    Australian English dictionary