from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew.
- adv. Away from the correct course; amiss. See Synonyms at amiss.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Obliquely, crookedly; askew.
- adv. Perversely, improperly.
- adj. Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.
- adj. Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision.
- adv. Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction or position; asquint: as, to glance or look awry; the lady's cap is awry.
- Figuratively, away from the line of truth or right reason; perverse or perversely.
- Of things: To turn out badly or untowardly; go wrong.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. turned or twisted toward one side
- adj. not functioning properly
- adv. away from the correct or expected course
- adv. turned or twisted to one side
From a (preposition) + wry. (Wiktionary)