Oblong Definition

ŏblông, -lŏng
oblongs
adjective
Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
American Heritage
Longer than broad; elongated.
Webster's New World
Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or ellipse.
American Heritage
Having an elongated form with approximately parallel sides.
An oblong leaf.
American Heritage
noun
An oblong figure.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Oblong

Noun

Singular:
oblong
Plural:
oblongs

Origin of Oblong

  • Middle English from Latin oblongus ob- intensive pref. (sense uncertain) ob– longus long del-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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