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oblong

[ ob-lawng, -long ]

adjective

  1. elongated, usually from the square or circular form.
  2. in the form of a rectangle one of whose dimensions is greater than the other.


noun

  1. an oblong figure.

oblong

/ ˈɒbˌlɒŋ /

adjective

  1. having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape


noun

  1. a figure or object having this shape
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Other Words From

  • oblong·ish adjective
  • oblong·ly adverb
  • oblong·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oblong1

1375–1425; late Middle English oblonge < Latin oblongus rather long, equivalent to ob- ob- + longus long 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oblong1

C15: from Latin oblongus, from ob- (intensive) + longus long 1
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Example Sentences

It also had a strikingly large, oblong carapace with the mouth and claws at the front and eyes at the very back.

Several of Max-Karl Winkler’s subjects are enclosed within circles, and in his “The Checkered Scarf,” a woman’s torso, topknot and titular scarf all protrude from the oblong that contains her head.

Each Dime bud comes equipped with an oblong stem, about the size and shape of a Mike and Ike candy.

In the videos, the Brazil nuts, which are oblong, mostly laid horizontally when they were first dumped into the container.

An oblong camera that captured and saved photos and short videos of you in various outfits, it used a combination of artificial intelligence and “advice from fashion specialists” to judge how you looked and give advice.

Or, maybe a satellite in an oblong orbit around earth—the closer it gets, the faster it flies.

Flustered, I typed “iTunes” into the tiny oblong search box to see how many charges there were in total.

An oblong bomb-hole marked the back wall, and windows were empty of their glass.

Gently it slid across the oblong of sunlight, blotting out the figures of the two men from her sight.

As that big oblong crowd of Turks showed their left flank to Baikie's nine batteries they were swept in enfilade by shrapnel.

Its white front glimmered indistinctly through the trees, showing only one oblong of light on the lower floor.

She turned the oblong handle which released two of the windows, pulled it towards her, and drank in the fresh night air.

Her deck appearance is that of an oblong raft, and the section of her hull is that of a flattened W.

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