THWART, adjective thwort. [Latin verto, versus.] Transverse; being across something else.
Mov'd contrary with thwart obliquities.
THWART, verb transitive thwort. To cross; to be, lie or come across the direction of something.
Swift as a shooting star
In autumn thwarts the night.
1. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. We say, to thwart a purpose, design or inclination; or to thwart a person.
If crooked fortune had not thwarted me.
The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other.
THWART, verb intransitive To be in opposition.
--A proposition that shall thwart at all with these internal oracles. [Unusual and improper.]
THWART, noun The seat or bench of a boat on which the rowers sit.