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OBLONG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oblong mean? 

OBLONG (noun)
  The noun OBLONG has 1 sense:

1. a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

  Familiarity information: OBLONG used as a noun is very rare.


OBLONG (adjective)
  The adjective OBLONG has 2 senses:

1. of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
2. deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

  Familiarity information: OBLONG used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBLONG (noun)


Sense 1oblong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("oblong" is a kind of...):

plane figure; two-dimensional figure (a two-dimensional shape)


OBLONG (adjective)


Sense 1oblong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

Similar:

rounded (curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged)

simple; unsubdivided ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)


Sense 2oblong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

Similar:

long (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified)


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