noun \ˈō-vəl\

: something that has the shape of an egg

Full Definition of OVAL

:  an oval figure or object
:  a racetrack in the shape of an oval or a rectangle having rounded corners

Examples of OVAL

  1. The racetrack is an oval.

First Known Use of OVAL




: having the shape of an egg : shaped like a circle that is longer than it is wide

Full Definition of OVAL

:  having the shape of an egg; also :  broadly elliptical
oval·i·ty \ō-ˈva-lə-tē\ noun
oval·ly \-və-lē\ adverb
oval·ness noun

Examples of OVAL

  1. <the Oval Office in the White House>

Origin of OVAL

Medieval Latin ovalis, from Late Latin, of an egg, from Latin ovum
First Known Use: 1577

Related to OVAL

elliptical (or elliptic), ovate, ovoid (also ovoidal)


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