Meaning of SKEW in English


I. ˈskyü 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

II. adjective

Date: 1609

1. : set, placed, or running obliquely : slanting

2. : more developed on one side or in one direction than another : not symmetrical

III. noun

Date: 1688

: a deviation from a straight line : slant

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