verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of skew
Related Words for skewbias, misrepresent, alter, slant, doctor, color, curve, contort, twist, warp, fake, fudge, falsify, change, bend, misshape
Examples from the Web for skew
Contemporary Examples of skew
In Scotland, hourly wage inequality matches the rest of the United Kingdom once the skew of London is factored out.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
Other colleges took more overt actions to skew their Clery Act numbers.
There are a number of inadvertent and purposeful ways for universities to skew their Clery Act numbers.
Using capital gains but not government income would tend to skew the results toward the wealthy.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, April 27
April 27, 2014
I think we skew a little younger than some of the other shows.How the Dark and Stylish Drama ‘Suits’ Became USA’s Best Show
March 5, 2014
Historical Examples of skew
Thus we have squire from escuyer (êcuyer), skew from Old Fr.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
The arch is skew or oblique; and the gate is double, like those of Volterra and Cosa.The Story of Perugia
If it is more than a quarter of an inch it should be sized and then removed by the skew.Advanced Toy Making for Schools
David M. Mitchell
The window, in the skew side of the room, had shabby red curtains.Z. Marcas
Honore de Balzac
I entreat you to give me permission to skew your ten stanzas to the abbe.The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
- (of a curve) not lying in a plane
Word Origin for skew
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.