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oblong

[ob-lawng, -long] /ˈɒbˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English oblonge < Latin oblongus rather long, equivalent to ob- ob- + longus long1
Related forms
oblongish, adjective
oblongly, adverb
oblongness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oblongish

oblong

/ˈɒbˌlɒŋ/
adjective
1.
having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
noun
2.
a figure or object having this shape
Word Origin
C15: from Latin oblongus, from ob- (intensive) + longuslong1
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Word Origin and History for oblongish

oblong

adj.

early 15c., from Latin oblongus "more long than broad," originally "somewhat long," from ob "to, toward," here perhaps intensive (see ob-) + longus "long" (see long (adj.)). As a noun from c.1600.

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