Oval definition

ōvəl
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Resembling an egg in shape.
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An egg-shaped or elliptical form or figure.
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Resembling an ellipse in shape; elliptical.
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An elliptical track, as for racing or athletic events.
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Shaped like the longitudinal cross section of an egg; elliptical.
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Having the form of an egg; ellipsoid.
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A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
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A sporting arena etc. of this shape.
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Having the shape of an oval.
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Anything oval.
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Of or pertaining to an ovum.

Oval conceptions.

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(cricket, with The) A cricket ground in South London.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oval
Plural:
ovals

Origin of oval

  • Medieval Latin ōvālis from Latin ōvum egg awi- in Indo-European roots

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