- elongated, usually from the square or circular form.
- in the form of a rectangle one of whose dimensions is greater than the other.
- an oblong figure.
Origin of oblong
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Examples from the Web for oblong
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An oblong bomb-hole marked the back wall, and windows were empty of their glass.Kids of War: Libyan Children Fight a New Battle at School
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Her contour was rather square than oblong, and she was very heavy.Meadow Grass
One was a large one and oblong in shape, the other of good size but round.The Long Labrador Trail
The difference was that it was oblong instead of half round.Introductory American History
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The spores are ochraceous-brown, oblong or elliptical, 8–104–5.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
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Oblong, two or three times as long as wide, with the sides parallel.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
- having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
- a figure or object having this shape
C15: from Latin oblongus, from ob- (intensive) + longus long 1
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Word Origin and History for oblong
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