What does thwart mean?

Definitions for thwartθwɔrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thwart, cross thwart(verb)

    a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

  2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Wiktionary

  1. thwart(Noun)

    A brace, perpendicular to the keel, that helps maintain the beam (breadth) of a marine vessel against external water pressure and that may serve to support the rail.

    A well made doughout canoe rarely needs a thwart.

  2. thwart(Noun)

    A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.

    The fisherman sat on the aft thwart to row.

  3. thwart(Verb)

    to prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thwart(adj)

    situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique

  2. Thwart(adj)

    fig.: Perverse; crossgrained

  3. Thwart(adj)

    thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart

  4. Thwart

    across; athwart

  5. Thwart(noun)

    a seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat

  6. Thwart(verb)

    to move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air

  7. Thwart(verb)

    to cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat

  8. Thwart(verb)

    to move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner

  9. Thwart(verb)

    hence, to be in opposition; to clash

Freebase

  1. Thwart

    A thwart is a strut placed crosswise in a ship or boat, to brace it crosswise. In rowboats it can also serve as a seat for a rower. Some inflatable boats have a thwart which can be folded and removed so the boat can be deflated and rolled up for transport or storage.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thwart

    thwawrt, adj. cross: being crosswise.—v.t. to cross: to oppose; to defeat.—n. the bench for rowers placed athwart the boat.—advs. Thwart; Thwar′tedly.—n. Thwar′ter.—adj. Thwar′ting, perverse.—advs. Thwar′tingly, perversely; Thwart′ly; Thwart′ships, across the ship. [Ice. thvert, neut. of thverr; perverse; cog. with A.S. thweorh, Ger. zwerch.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thwart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thwart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephen Blank:

    We are going to see constant probes by Russia unless we thwart them in Ukraine.

  2. President Obama:

    The world doesn't always see your successes, the threats that you prevent or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save.

  3. President Obama:

    You do an outstanding job, the world doesn't always see your successes, the threats that you prevent or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save.

  4. The Islamic militants:

    When the day comes, you cannot run away from death, whether under a tree, in bed, anywhere. no amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath.

  5. Barack Obama:

    The world doesn't always see your successes -- the threats you prevent, or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save, it can be frustrating sometimes, but that's part of the function of our democracy. But I know what you do.

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