Oblong meaning

ŏblông, -lŏng
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An oblong figure.
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Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
adjective
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Oblong is defined as a shape, like a rectangle or an ellipse, with one longer end.

An example of an oblong is a leaf on one end of a table.

noun
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The definition of oblong is shaped like a rectangle or ellipse but having one longer end.

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.

adjective
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Longer than broad; elongated.
  • Rectangular and longer in one direction than in the other, esp. longer horizontally.
  • Elliptical.
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Something with an oblong shape.
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Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or ellipse.
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Having an elongated form with approximately parallel sides.

An oblong leaf.

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An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.
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Longer than wide.
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A rectangle having length greater than width.
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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