Skew

Definition of Skew

adv.1.Awry; obliquely; askew.
a.1.Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; - chiefly used in technical phrases.
Skew arch
an oblique arch. See under Oblique.
Skew back
a - (Civil Engin.) The course of masonry, the stone, or the iron plate, having an inclined face, which forms the abutment for the voussoirs of a segmental arch
b - A plate, cap, or shoe, having an inclined face to receive the nut of a diagonal brace, rod, or the end of an inclined strut, in a truss or frame.
Skew bridge
See under Bridge, n.
Skew curve
(Geom.) a curve of double curvature, or a twisted curve. See Plane curve, under Curve.
Skew gearing
(Mach.) toothed gearing, generally resembling bevel gearing, for connecting two shafts that are neither parallel nor intersecting, and in which the teeth slant across the faces of the gears.
Skew surface
(Geom.) a ruled surface such that in general two successive generating straight lines do not intersect; a warped surface; as, the helicoid is a skew surface.
Skew symmetrical determinant
(Alg.) a determinant in which the elements in each column of the matrix are equal to the elements of the corresponding row of the matrix with the signs changed, as in (1), below.
n.1.(Arch.) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.
v. i.1.To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
[imp. & p. p. Skewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Skewing.]
Child, you must walk straight, without skewing.
- L'Estrange.
2.To start aside; to shy, as a horse.
3.To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
v. t.1.To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
2.To throw or hurl obliquely.

Related Words

aberrancy, aberration, agee, agee-jawed, angle, angle off, askance, askant, askew, askewgee, asquint, asymmetric, awry, bear off, bend, bent, bias, branching off, catawampous, catawamptious, circuitousness, cockeyed, corner, crook, crooked, curve, declination, deflect, deflected, deflective, departure, detour, deviance, deviancy, deviate, deviation, deviousness, diffract, diffracted, diffractive, diffuse, diffused, digression, dip, disbalance, discursion, disequilibrate, disparate, disperse, dispersed, disproportionate, distort, distorted, divagate, divagation, divarication, diverge, divergence, diversion, divert, dogleg, double, drift, drifting, edge, errantry, excursion, excursus, exorbitation, flectional, flexed, go crabwise, go sideways, goggle, hairpin, ill-matched, ill-sorted, inadequate, indirection, inflective, insufficient, irregular, lateral, lateralize, look asquint, lurch, make leeway, mismatched, oblique, obliquity, odd, out of proportion, overbalance, pererration, pull, rambling, refract, refracted, refractile, refractive, refrangible, scatter, scattered, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew-jawed, skewed, skid, slant, slaunchways, slide, slip, slue, squinch, squint, squint the eye, squinting, straying, sway, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, throw off balance, turn, turning, twist, unbalance, unequal, uneven, upset, variation, veer, wamper-jawed, wandering, warp, wry, yaw, yaw-ways, zigzag
Word:

Browse

Skeleton shrimp
Skeletonize
Skeletonizer
Skellum
Skelly
Skelp
Skelter
Sken
Skene
Skep
Skeptic
Skepticism
Skepticize
Skerry
Sketch
Sketchbook
Sketcher
Sketchily
Sketchiness
Sketchy
-Skew-
Skew arch
Skew back
Skew bridge
Skew curve
Skew gearing
Skew pantograph
Skew surface
Skew symmetrical determinant
Skewbald
Skewer
Ski
Skiagraph
Skiascope
Skid
Skid road
Skiddaw
Skidder
Skidpan
Skied
Skiey
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home