oblong

[ob-lawng, -long]
adjective
1.
elongated, usually from the square or circular form.
2.
in the form of a rectangle one of whose dimensions is greater than the other.
noun
3.
an oblong figure.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English oblonge < Latin oblongus rather long, equivalent to ob- ob- + longus long1

oblongish, adjective
oblongly, adverb
oblongness, noun
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oblong (ˈɒbˌlɒŋ)
 
adj
1.  having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
 
n
2.  a figure or object having this shape
 
[C15: from Latin oblongus, from ob- (intensive) + longuslong1]

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oblong
c.1420, from L. oblongus originally "somewhat long," from ob "to, toward" + longus "long" (see long (adj.)).
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Example sentences
The oblong ball takes a funny bounce, and even good teams sometimes need it to
  bounce their way.
Rosettes of oblong leaves with pointed tips subtend tufted evening-primrose's
  flower stalks.
Oblong flower heads form on more add to my plant list.
The second attempt was a success, squashing the ring into an oblong shape.
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