overthwart

adverb

Definition of overthwart

 (Entry 1 of 4)

overthwart

adjective
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Definition of overthwart (Entry 2 of 4)

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

overthwart

preposition
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Definition of overthwart (Entry 3 of 4)

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

overthwart

transitive verb
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Definition of overthwart (Entry 4 of 4)

archaic
: to pass or lie athwart : cross, obstruct

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History and Etymology for overthwart

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 21 Sep. 2021.

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