oblong

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From Latin oblongus.

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oblong (comparative more oblong, superlative most oblong)

  1. Longer than wide or wider than long; not square.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 19:
      The room was quite dark. The oblong window showed the night sky pricked here and there with stars.
  2. Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.

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Noun[edit]

oblong (plural oblongs)

  1. Something with an oblong shape.
  2. A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 88:
      Jessamy looked round her in a puzzled way, but there was nothing to see but the pale oblong of what looked like a star-pierced sky behind the bars of the nursery window.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin oblongus.

Adjective[edit]

oblong (feminine oblonga, masculine plural oblongs, feminine plural oblongues)

  1. oblong

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oblong (feminine singular oblongue, masculine plural oblongs, feminine plural oblongues)

  1. oblong

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