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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- rectangular and longer in one direction than in the other, esp. longer horizontally
Origin: ME oblonge < L oblongus, rather long < ob- (see ob-) + longus, long
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- Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
- Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or an ellipse.
- Botany Having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides: an oblong leaf.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin oblongus : ob-, intensive pref. (sense uncertain); see ob- + longus, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.