What does the word athwart mean?

Usage examples for athwart

  1. Lights in the lower chambers gleamed dimly athwart the trim garden at Beaubocage. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. 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