overthwart

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adverb

overthwart

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adjective

"
1
archaic : having a crosswise position : placed or situated across or over : transverse
2
archaic : crossing in kind or disposition : adverse, opposing

overthwart

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preposition

"
1
archaic : from side to side of : across
2
archaic : on the opposite side of or opposite to

overthwart

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transitive verb

"
archaic
: to pass or lie athwart : cross, obstruct

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

Middle English overthwart, overthwert, from over entry 1 + thwart, thwert, adverb, athwart

Adjective

Middle English overthwart, overthwert, from overthwart, overthwert, adverb

Preposition

Middle English overthwart, overthwert, from overthwart, overthwert, adverb

Transitive verb

Middle English overthwarten, overthwerten, from overthwart, overthwert, adverb

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“Overthwart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overthwart. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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