Definitions for ovalˈoʊ vəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•valˈoʊ vəl(adj.)

  1. having the general form or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.

    Category: Math

  2. ellipsoidal or elliptical.

    Category: Math

  3. (n.)something that is oval in shape or outline.

    Category: Math

  4. an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.

Origin of oval:

1560–70; < NL ōvālis= L ōv(um)egg1+-ālis -al1



Princeton's WordNet

  1. ellipse, oval(adj)

    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"

  2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)

    rounded like an egg

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oval(noun)ˈoʊ vəl

    a shape like a slightly flattened "O"

    She drew an oval for the face.; an oval mirror


  1. oval(Noun)

    A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

  2. oval(Noun)

    A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

  3. oval(Adjective)

    Having the shape of an oval.

  4. Oval(ProperNoun)

    A cricket ground in South London.


  1. Oval

    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.

Translations for oval

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shaped like an egg

an oval table.

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