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o·val

 (ō′vəl)
adj.
1. Resembling an egg in shape.
2. Resembling an ellipse in shape; elliptical.
n.
1. An egg-shaped or elliptical form or figure.
2. An elliptical track, as for racing or athletic events.

[Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

o′val·ly adv.
o′val·ness n.

oval

(ˈəʊvəl)
adj
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
n
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
[C16: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg]
ˈovally adv
ˈovalness, ovality n

Oval

(ˈəʊvəl)
n
(Placename) the Oval a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth

o•val

(ˈoʊ vəl)

adj.
1. having the general form or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
2. ellipsoidal or elliptical.
n.
3. something that is oval in shape or outline.
4. an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
[1560–70; < New Latin ōvālis= Latin ōv(um) egg1 + -ālis -al1]
o′val•ly, adv.
o′val•ness, o•val′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oval - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through itoval - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
conic, conic section - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
circle - ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"
Adj.1.oval - rounded like an egg
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"

oval

adjective elliptical, egg-shaped, ovoid, ovate, ellipsoidal, oviform a small oval picture frame

oval

adjective
Resembling an egg in shape:
Translations
بَيْضَويبَيْضَوِيٌّشَكْل بَيْضَوي
oválný
oval
soikea
ovalan
oválistojás alakú
egglagaegglaga form
卵形の
타원형의
ovalasovalus
ovāls
owalnyowalowalnaowalne
oválny
ovalen
oval
ซึ่งเป็นรูปไข่
ovaloval bir şekil
có hình trái xoan

oval

[ˈəʊvəl]
A. ADJoval, ovalado
the Oval Office (US) → el Despacho Oval
B. Nóvalo m

oval

[ˈəʊvəl]
adjovale
novale mOval Office n (US) the Oval Office → le bureau ovale (de la Maison-Blanche)

oval

adjoval; oval-shapedoval
nOval nt

oval

[ˈəʊvl] adj & novale (m)

oval

(ˈəuvəl) adjective
shaped like an egg. an oval table.
noun
an oval shape. He drew an oval.

oval

بَيْضَوِيٌّ oválný oval oval ωοειδής ovalado soikea oval ovalan ovale 卵形の 타원형의 ovaal oval owalny oval овальный oval ซึ่งเป็นรูปไข่ oval có hình trái xoan 椭圆的

o·val

a. oval; rel. al óvulo.

oval

adj (pharm, etc.) oval
References in classic literature ?
We suspect Miss Hepzibah, moreover, of taking a step upward into a chair, in order to give heedful regard to her appearance on all sides, and at full length, in the oval, dingy-framed toilet-glass, that hangs above her table.
I almost forgot the little oval slate, smoothed ivory, where he figures up the latitude.
The duelists sat down; a student official stepped forward, examined the wounded head and touched the place with a sponge once or twice; the surgeon came and turned back the hair from the wound-- and revealed a crimson gash two or three inches long, and proceeded to bind an oval piece of leather and a bunch of lint over it; the tally-keeper stepped up and tallied one for the opposition in his book.
He turned his back, and the two panes were quickly covered with delicately lined oval spots, but visible only to such persons as could get a dark background for them--the foliage of a tree, outside, for instance.
For a handsome and not an unamiable-looking man, he repelled me exceedingly: there was no power in that smooth-skinned face of a full oval shape: no firmness in that aquiline nose and small cherry mouth; there was no thought on the low, even forehead; no command in that blank, brown eye.
Miss Murdstone's heavy eyebrows followed me to the door - I say her eyebrows rather than her eyes, because they were much more important in her face - and she looked so exactly as she used to look, at about that hour of the morning, in our parlour at Blunderstone, that I could have fancied I had been breaking down in my lessons again, and that the dead weight on my mind was that horrible old spelling-book, with oval woodcuts, shaped, to my youthful fancy, like the glasses out of spectacles.
So Solomon, holding his white head on one side, and playing vigorously, marched forward at the head of the gay procession into the White Parlour, where the mistletoe-bough was hung, and multitudinous tallow candles made rather a brilliant effect, gleaming from among the berried holly-boughs, and reflected in the old-fashioned oval mirrors fastened in the panels of the white wainscot.
Then it began to scramble all over the oval stellated globe of the tiny blossoms.
His farm, very nearly ten square miles in area, lay back of the house in a great oval of field and woodland, with several dozen cottages in the clearings.
Nor do we need to seek any other reason for the number of these pellicles beyond this that the orifice of the venous artery being of an oval shape from the nature of its situation, can be adequately closed with two, whereas the others being round are more conveniently closed with three.
But now, drawing back to the edge of the table, gradually lower your eye (thus bringing yourself more and more into the condition of the inhabitants of Flatland), and you will find the penny becoming more and more oval to your view, and at last when you have placed your eye exactly on the edge of the table (so that you are, as it were, actually a Flatlander) the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all, and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line.
Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure.