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Meaning of OVERTHWART

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    2. Crossing in kind or disposition; perverse; adverse;
       opposing. ``Overthwart humor.'' --Clarendon.
    
    
  2. \O"ver*thwart"\, adv.
    Across; crosswise; transversely. ``Y'clenched overthwart and
    endelong.'' --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \O"ver*thwart"\, prep.
    Across; from alde to side of. ``Huge trees overthwart one
    another.'' --Milton.
    
    
  4. \O"ver*thwart`\, n.
    That which is overthwart; an adverse circumstance;
    opposition. [Obs.] --Surrey.
    
    
  5. \O`ver*thwart"\, v. t.
    To cross; to oppose. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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