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oval

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noun \ˈō-vəl\

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 in a sentence

  1. The racetrack is an oval.

1570

First Known Use of oval

1570


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oval

adjective

Definition of oval

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

ovality

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ovally

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ovalness

noun

Examples of oval in a sentence

  1. <the Oval Office in the White House>

Origin and Etymology of oval

Medieval Latin ovalis, from Late Latin, of an egg, from Latin ovum


First Known Use: 1577



OVAL Defined for English Language Learners

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oval

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noun \ˈō-vəl\

Definition of oval for English Language Learners

  • : something that has the shape of an egg


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oval

adjective

Definition of oval for English Language Learners

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


OVAL Defined for Kids

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oval

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noun \ˈō-vəl\

Definition of oval for Students

  1. :  something having the shape of an egg or ellipse <The racetrack is an oval.>


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oval

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adjective

Definition of oval for Students

  1. :  having the shape of an egg or ellipse :  elliptical



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