Definition of Athwart

1. Adverb. At right angles to the center line of a ship.

2. Adverb. At an oblique angle. "The sun shone aslant into his face"

Exact synonyms: Aslant, Obliquely
Partainyms: Oblique



Definition of Athwart

1. prep. Across; from side to side of.

2. adv. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.

Definition of Athwart

1. Adverb. (archaic) From side to side; across. ¹

2. Adverb. (archaic) Across the path (of something). ¹

3. Preposition. (archaic) From one side to the other side of. ¹

4. Preposition. (nautical) Across the line of a ship's course or across its deck. ¹

5. Preposition. (archaic) Across the path or course of; opposing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Athwart

1. from side to side [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athwart

athleticism
athleticisms
athletick
athletics
athleticwear
athletism
athodyd
athodyds
athrepsia
athrill
athrob
athrocyte
athrocytes
athrocytosis
athrombia
athwart (current term)
athwartship
athwartships
athymic
athyrea
athyrotic
atilt
atimies
atimy
atingle
atinumab

Literary usage of Athwart

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"or log lying athwart,' which has been corrupted in Burmese into Dagon or Dagun. The Burmese word shwe means ' golden.' During the first Anglo-Burmese war in ..."

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