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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 ?
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.
But the doctor, in carrying out a project known only to himself, resolved to fill his balloon only one-half; and, since he had to carry forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas, to give his balloon nearly double capacity he arranged it in that elongated, oval shape which has come to be preferred.
The round are made into bracelets, the oval into pendants, and, being more precious, are sold singly.
He walked to the companion and stooping low to put the flare in its usual place saw in the darkness the motionless pale oval of Mrs.
At one end of the oval space which the warriors left down the center of the room stood Al-tan and another warrior whom I immediately recognized as a Galu, and then I saw that there were many Galus present.
The veil, which shrouded her whole face, was too thick for me to see more than the glitter of bright eyes and the hazy outline of what might be a lovely oval face, but might also, unfortunately, be an equally unlovely one.
The rooms are sometimes rectangular, sometimes circular, and again oval in shape.
The oval is almost one inch long, and tapers like a needle, the cylinder swells at the sides, and the points are ready to open.
Her complexion is delicate, but neither so fair nor so blooming as Lady Susan's, and she has quite the Vernon cast of countenance, the oval face and mild dark eyes, and there is peculiar sweetness in her look when she speaks either to her uncle or me, for as we behave kindly to her we have of course engaged her gratitude.
He was an elderly man, with a pair of oval, hazel eyes which were rather bright for his time of life, and relieved the heaviness of his face.
Amid Anne's peal of laughter Phil came downstairs, trailing clouds of glory, and surveyed herself in the long oval mirror on the wall.
Her cheeks were of the oval kind; and in her right she had a dimple, which the least smile discovered.