What does oval mean?

Definitions for ovalˈoʊ vəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oval.

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oval

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oval in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Christie:

    We need an experienced, tested decision-maker in the Oval Office.

  2. Kenneth Mayer:

    The world looks very different from the Oval Office than it does from the campaign trail.

  3. Walter Mondale:

    I have known Hillary for a long time, there is no one I trust more to sit in the Oval Office.

  4. President Trump:

    I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me.

  5. Chris Christie:

    What you need to do in the Oval Office is rein this government in. Stop running up so much debt.

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