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ob·long

 (ŏb′lông′, -lŏng′)
adj.
1. Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
2. Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or ellipse.
3. Botany Having an elongated form with approximately parallel sides: an oblong leaf.
n.
An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.

[Middle English, from Latin oblongus : ob-, intensive pref. (sense uncertain); see ob- + longus, long; see del-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

oblong

(ˈɒbˌlɒŋ)
adj
having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
n
(Mathematics) a figure or object having this shape
[C15: from Latin oblongus, from ob- (intensive) + longus long1]

ob•long

(ˈɒbˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

adj.
1. elongated, usu. from the square or circular form.
2. in the form of a rectangle one of whose dimensions is greater than the other.
n.
3. an oblong figure.
[1375–1425; late Middle English oblonge < Latin oblongus=ob- ob- + longus long1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oblong - a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongationoblong - a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
Adj.1.oblong - (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
2.oblong - deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
Translations
شَكْل مُسْتَطيلمُسْتَطيلمُسْتَطِيلٌ
obdélníkový
aflangrektangel
pitkulainen
pravokutni
téglalap alakú
aflanguraflangur ferhyrningur
長方形の
길게 늘여진
stačiakampis
garensiegarens priekšmetstaisnstūris
obdĺžnikpodlhovastý
pravokoten
avlång
รูปสี่เหลี่ยมผืนผ้า
dạng hình bình hành

oblong

[ˈɒblɒŋ]
A. ADJrectangular, oblongo
B. Nrectángulo m

oblong

[ˈɒblɒŋ]
adjoblong(oblongue)
nrectangle m

oblong

adjrechteckig
nRechteck nt

oblong

[ˈɒblɒŋ]
1. adjoblungo/a
2. nrettangolo

oblong

(ˈobloŋ) noun
a two-dimensional, rectangular figure, but with one pair of opposite sides longer than the other pair.
adjective
shaped like this. an oblong table.

oblong

مُسْتَطِيلٌ obdélníkový aflang rechteckig επιμήκης alargado pitkulainen oblong pravokutni oblungo 長方形の 길게 늘여진 langwerpig avlang podłużny oblongo продолговатый avlång รูปสี่เหลี่ยมผืนผ้า dikdörtgen şeklinde dạng hình bình hành 长方形

oblong

adj (pharm, etc.) oblongo
References in classic literature ?
We had paused, on the path from the gate, by a low, oblong, tablelike tomb.
The Narwhale has a very picturesque, leopard-like look, being of a milk-white ground color, dotted with round and oblong spots of black.
Regarding the Sperm whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins, whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.
If one could cleave off the butt end of such a glacier--an oblong block two or three miles wide by five and a quarter long and two thousand feet thick-- he could completely hide the city of New York under it, and Trinity steeple would only stick up into it relatively as far as a shingle-nail would stick up into the bottom of a Saratoga trunk.
At that moment I saw the reflection of the visage and features quite distinctly in the dark oblong glass.
It was a large oblong opal set round with small diamonds,--a ring of distinguished design you could hardly help noticing, especially on a man's hand, for which it was too conspicuously dainty.
The form of the enclosure was an oblong square, save that the corners were considerably rounded off, in order to afford more convenience for the spectators.
Presently the elderly woman appeared, pushing before her an oblong table mounted on wheels, like a barrow.
First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did.
A single oblong mirror is placed above the fireplace; the top of its frame represented the Dawn led by the Hours, and painted in camaieu (two shades of one color).
In his hand was a long spear, down his back hung an oblong shield such as the black warriors who had attacked them had worn, and upon ankle and arm were bands of iron and brass, while a loin cloth was twisted about the youth's middle.
Suddenly light broke at each side of the saloon, through two oblong openings.