Ovalness

oval

[oh-vuhl]
adjective
1.
having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
2.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
noun
3.
an object of oval shape.
4.
a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
5.
an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
6.
Informal. a football.

Origin:
1560–70; < Neo-Latin ōvālis, equivalent to Latin ōv(um) egg1 + -ālis -al1

ovally, adverb
ovalness, noun
half-oval, adjective, noun
pseudooval, adjective
pseudoovally, adverb
semioval, adjective
semiovally, adverb
semiovalness, noun
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oval (ˈəʊvəl)
 
adj
1.  having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
 
n
2.  anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg]
 
'ovally
 
adv
 
'ovalness
 
n
 
ovality
 
n

Oval (ˈəʊvəl)
 
n
the Oval a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth

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oval
1570, from M.L. ovalis "egg-shaped" (cf. Fr. oval, 1546), lit. "of or pertaining to an egg," from L. ovum "egg," from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg" (see egg). The classical L. word was ovatus.
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