What does the word athwart mean?

Usage examples for athwart

  1. Sol, awake, Had sent his rays athwart that inland Sea, Ere He rose high, in glorious majesty! – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  2. Lights in the lower chambers gleamed dimly athwart the trim garden at Beaubocage. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. First came a flickering of the shadows of the longest heads athwart his face, and then the sun shone full upon him. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald