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Meaning of OBLONG

Pronunciation:  'âb`long

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
  2. [adj]  deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
  3. [adj]  of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

OBLONG is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: long, rounded, simple, unsubdivided
 See Also: plane figure, two-dimensional figure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ob"long\, a. [L. oblongus; ob (see {Ob-}) + longus long:
    cf. F. oblong.]
    Having greater length than breadth, esp. when rectangular.
  2. \Ob"long\, n.
    A rectangular figure longer than it is broad; hence, any
    figure longer than it is broad.
          The best figure of a garden I esteem an oblong upon a
          descent.                                 --Sir W.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Having the length greater than the width but not many times greater, and the sides parallel.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: cubed, cube-shaped, cubic, cubiform, cuboid, diced, elliptical, elongated, foursquare, oblongated, oblongitudinal, orthogonal, quadrangular, quadrate, quadriform, quadrilateral, rectangular, rhombic, rhomboid, square, tetragonal, tetrahedral, trapezohedral, trapezoid