a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)
rounded like an egg
A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
A sporting arena etc. of this shape.
Having the shape of an oval.
A cricket ground in South London.
An oval is a closed curve in a plane which "loosely" resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas it is given a more precise definition. In common English, the term is used in a broader sense; any shape which reminds one of an egg. The 3-dimensional version of an oval is called an ovoid.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′val, adj. having the shape of an egg.—n. anything oval, a plot of ground, &c.: an ellipse.—adv. O′vally. [Fr. ovale—L. ovum, an egg.]
The numerical value of oval in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of oval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What you need to do in the Oval Office is rein this government in. Stop running up so much debt.
You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the oval office. ... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis.
'Good luck, Mr President,' I said to him. 'As I told you when I named you, I know the country is going to be in good hands with you in the Oval Office.'
I'm ready for Hillary. And America is ready for Hillary. She is going to break that glass ceiling once and for all, when we put Hillary in the Oval Office, she will make history and change history. She will take our hopes and dreams with her.
I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um -- I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period. So I'll say it, OK? when I started this campaign, I was asked on a national television show whether a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the Oval Office.
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Translations for oval
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- উপবৃত্তাকার, ডিম্বাকারBengali
- oval, ovularCatalan, Valencian
- ovalado, óvalo, ovalSpanish
- סגלגל, אובליHebrew
- tumaasaavoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 달걀꼴, 타원형, 타원Korean
- ovaal, eivormigDutch
- owalny, owalPolish
- ovalado, oval, ovoide, ovularPortuguese
- овал, овальныйRussian
- duara dafuSwahili
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