verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of skew
Examples from the Web for 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|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Jason Lynch|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The skew is used in cutting both to the right and to the left, and therefore, must be beveled on both sides.
A carver's skew chisel will be, perhaps, more generally useful for your work than one ground squarely across.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
After the stock has been roughed away with the gouge to the approximate angle desired, a smoothing cut is taken with the skew.
Among the skew bridges on Mr. Brunels railways, there are a few of extreme obliquity.The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer|Isambard Brunel
Care should be taken that the skew chisel is held at the exact angle of the taper desired.
British Dictionary definitions for skew
- 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
Word Origin and History 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.