[ oh-vuh l ]
/ ˈoʊ vəl /
having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
an object of oval shape.
a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
Informal. a football.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oval
o·val·ly, adverbo·val·ness, nounhalf-o·val, adjective, nounpseu·do·o·val, adjective
pseu·do·o·val·ly, adverbsem·i·o·val, adjectivesem·i·o·val·ly, adverbsem·i·o·val·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for half-oval (1 of 2)
/ (ˈəʊvəl) /
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
Derived forms of ovalovally, adverbovalness or ovality (əʊˈvælɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for oval
C16: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg
British Dictionary definitions for half-oval (2 of 2)
/ (ˈəʊvəl) /
the Oval a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth
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