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Athwart - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Athwart' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Athwart [ adv.]
- Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.
- Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely.
2 . Athwart [ prep.]
- Across; from side to side of.
- Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course.

Meaning of 'Athwart' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . athwart [ r]
Meaning (1):
- at an oblique angle
Example in sentence:
  • the sun shone aslant into his face