(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. having a slanting direction or position; not straight.

- the picture was skew

Similar word(s): inclined, skewed

2. (mathematics) neither perpendicular nor parallel (usually said of two lines).


1. Awry; obliquely; askew.


1. (architecture) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, etc., cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.


1. turn or place at an angle

- the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed

Definition categories: change, reorient

Sentences with skew as a verb:

- A disproportionate number of female subjects in the study group skewed the results.