The definition of oblong is shaped like a rectangle or ellipse but having one longer end.(adjective)
An example of oblong used as an adjective is the phrase an "oblong desk" which means a desk that has a leaf on one end.
Oblong is defined as a shape, like a rectangle or an ellipse, with one longer end.(noun)
An example of an oblong is a leaf on one end of a table.
See oblong in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME oblonge < L oblongus, rather long < ob- (see ob-) + longus, long
See oblong in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin oblongus
Origin: : ob-, intensive pref. (sense uncertain); see ob-
Origin: + longus, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.
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