verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- skew arch,
- skew field,
- skew lines,
- skew symmetry,
Origin of skew
Examples from the Web for skewed
Walking through the center of town near Dunne Park offers keen observers a hidden funfair of skewed geometry.
How this leads to dysfunction, racial tension, and a skewed justice system.
On the summer programming spectrum, it skewed more towards “just plain silly,” sans the “but still curious” modifier.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As we saw in the last presidential election, skewed polls can make people make big mistakes.
And so he bears within him the potential to rise above his skewed materialistic values and tap into a true sense of dignity.
I skewed the cross to a jeweller, who valued it at sixty-five Louis.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
So saying, he skewed me in an off-hand way a bill of exchange on Rome for three thousand crowns.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Leaning forward till his repulsive face almost touched Sir Richard's, he skewed his features all awry in a horrible grimace.The Red Tavern|Charles Raymond Macauley
This skewed distribution, in turn, served to perpetuate the advantages of the ruling classes.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
And so this is how the line got skewed and leaves this strip kind of irregular, clear through the town, north and south.Mitch Miller|Edgar Lee Masters
- 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.