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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- in 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
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After some delay, a cart arrived at the wharf, with an oblong pine box, which was every thing that seemed to be expected.
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.
Let the reader picture to himself, crowning a limestone hillock, an oblong mass of masonry fifteen feet in height, thirty wide, forty long, with a gate, an external railing and a platform; on this platform sixteen enormous pillars of rough hewn stone, thirty feet in height, arranged in a colonnade round three of the four sides of the mass which support them, bound together at their summits by heavy beams, whence hung chains at intervals; on all these chains, skeletons; in the vicinity, on the plain, a stone cross and two gibbets of secondary importance, which seemed to have sprung up as shoots around the central gallows; above all this, in the sky, a perpetual flock of crows; that was Montfauçon.
On the sled, securely lashed, was a long and narrow oblong box.
It was on this account, no doubt, that a boat was detached from the bark as soon as the latter had cast anchor, and came with eight sailors, amidst whom was to be seen an object of an oblong form, a sort of large pannier or bale.
The envelope was of paper as thick as bark; on the oblong yellow paper there was a huge monogram, and the letter smelt of agreeable scent.
AS I drew near the house I saw that the light shone from the open door of my room; and then I heard coming from out of the darkness at the side of that orange oblong of light, the voice of Montgomery shouting, "Prendick
Some of the stones, of an oblong shape, are from ten to fifteen feet in length, and five or six feet thick.
A clock, in a splintered and battered oblong box of varnished wood, she suddenly regarded as an abomination.
The eye, dazzled as if it was leaning over a bath of molten silver, turned from it involuntarily; but the oblong form of the orb was quite clear.
We had paused, on the path from the gate, by a low, oblong, tablelike tomb.
The oblong white ceiling, with this scarlet blot in the midst, had the appearance of a gigantic ace of hearts.