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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

AdjectiveEdit

oblong (comparative more oblong, superlative most oblong)

  1. Longer than wide or wider than long; not square.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 19:
      The room was quite dark. The oblong window showed the night sky pricked here and there with stars.
  2. Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.

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NounEdit

oblong (plural oblongs)

  1. Something with an oblong shape.
  2. A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, 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.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

AdjectiveEdit

oblong (feminine oblonga, masculine plural oblongs, feminine plural oblongues)

  1. oblong

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

AdjectiveEdit

oblong (feminine singular oblongue, masculine plural oblongs, feminine plural oblongues)

  1. oblong

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