Definitions for ovalˈoʊ vəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oval
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having the general form or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
(n.)something 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.
Origin of oval:
1560–70; < NL ōvālis= L ōv(um)egg1+-ālis -al1
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a shape like a slightly flattened "O"
She drew an oval for the face.; an oval mirror
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.
Translations for oval
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
shaped like an egg
an oval table.
- ovaal, eiervormigAfrikaans
- ovalPortuguese (BR)
- oval, ovaladoSpanish
- بیضی شکلFarsi
- ovalan, jajolikCroatian
- ovális; tojás alakúHungarian
- bujur telurIndonesian
- 계란 모양의Korean
- oval, eggformetNorwegian
- بیضی شکلPersian
- د هګى په ډولPashto
- 卵形的，橢圓的Chinese (Trad.)
- بيضوي شکل کي چيزUrdu
- có hình bầu dụcVietnamese
- 卵形的，椭圆的Chinese (Simp.)
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