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oval

[ oh-vuhl ]
/ ˈoʊ vəl /
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adjective
having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
noun
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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Origin of oval

1560–70; <New Latin ōvālis, equivalent to Latin ōv(um) egg1 + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for oval (1 of 2)

oval
/ (ˈəʊvəl) /

adjective
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
noun
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground

Derived forms of oval

ovally, adverbovalness or ovality (əʊˈvælɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for oval

C16: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg

British Dictionary definitions for oval (2 of 2)

Oval
/ (ˈəʊvəl) /

noun
the Oval a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth
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