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oval

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noun \ˈō-vəl\

Simple Definition of oval

  • : something that has the shape of an egg

Full Definition of oval

  1. 1 :  an oval figure or object

  2. 2 :  a racetrack in the shape of an oval or a rectangle having rounded corners

Examples of oval

  1. The racetrack is an oval.



1570

First Known Use of oval

1570


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oval

adjective

Simple Definition of oval

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

Full Definition of oval

  1. :  having the shape of an egg; also :  broadly elliptical

oval·i·ty play \ō-ˈva-lə-tē\ noun
oval·ly play \-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




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