Meaning of SKEW in English


Pronunciation: ' skyü

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, to escape, run obliquely, from Anglo-French *eskiuer, eschiver to escape, avoid ― more at ESCHEW

Date: 15th century

intransitive verb

1 : to take an oblique course

2 : to look askance

transitive verb

1 : to make, set, or cut on the skew

2 : to distort especially from a true value or symmetrical form < skew ed statistical data>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.