Borrowed from Latin oblongus.
oblong (comparative more oblong, superlative most oblong)
- Longer than wide or wider than long; not square.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 19:
- The room was quite dark. The oblong window showed the night sky pricked here and there with stars.
- Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.
roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal
oblong (plural oblongs)
- Something with an oblong shape.
- A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, 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.