oval

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Noun[edit]

oval (plural ovals)

  1. A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
  2. A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

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  • Note: an ellipse is a precise mathematical shape, but an oval is not.

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Adjective[edit]

oval (comparative more oval, superlative most oval)

  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions

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Usage notes[edit]

The adjectives oval, ovate, and ovoid all come from roots meaning "egg-shaped". They are usually denotatively synonymous. A connotation of one end being bigger than the other (which is often true of eggs) may or may not be implied. Of the three, oval is the one mostly likely to connote a symmetrical ellipse.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval (epicene, plural ovales)

  1. oval (oval-shaped)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ou +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f (masculine and feminine plural ovals)

  1. oval

Noun[edit]

oval m (plural ovals)

  1. oval

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f (plural ovais; comparable)

  1. oval (shaped like an egg)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oval m, f (plural ovales)

  1. oval (shaped like an oval)

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