oblong oblong  /ˈɑb lɔŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
  2. (adj) (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
  3. (adj) deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And on Muhammad's face there was an oblong too, blacking out his eyes.
  2. The oblong object he's holding is a table lamp.
  3. At the same time, an oblong screen, 38 ft.

News

  1. Where to Score Kate Hudson's Cute Peach Sunglasses

    (Courtesy Karen Walker; Bauer Griffin) Karen Walker sunglasses on Kate Hudson Ever wonder where Boho style star Kate Hudson scores her cool accessories? We know exactly where her oblong peach sunglasses came from—designer Karen Walker! And you, too, can sip Bloody Marys and wear peach Karen Walker sunnies on vacation with your fiance!* (*Just kidding, we can tell you where to get the sunglasses ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  2. Murals At Comstock, Ferre & Co. In Wethersfield Add To Living Museum

    Giant red onions, golden pumpkins and oblong Blue Hubbard squash are sprouting from the walls of the Comstock, Ferre & Co. seed company in Old Wethersfield.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

Quotes

  1. "One looked like a round ball and the other looked like an oblong ball," Cirillo said. "And even some of the infielders said when they were throwing across the diamond, the ball felt a little heavy."
    on Aug 2, 2006 By: Jeff Cirillo Source: ESPN

  2. "That's why the ball is oblong," Crennel said. "It takes funny bounces."
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Romeo Crennel Source: Canton Repository (subscription)

  3. Barber says: "He was right. We were very oblong, very blocky. So we set out to cure that problem."
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Lionel Barber Source: guardian.co.uk

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