See also: Oblong

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

PronunciationEdit

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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, 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, 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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VerbEdit

oblong (third-person singular simple present oblongs, present participle oblonging, simple past and past participle oblonged)

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    • 1670, John Bull, signed sealed and delivered in the psents of Antony Waters [/] Rachell (X) Waters; republished as “Town Minutes”, in Town Minutes of Newtown: 1656-1688 (Transcriptions of Early Town Records of New York; []), volume 1, New York, N.Y.: The Historical Records Survey, 1940, pages 181–182:
      [] ; by John Denmans hom lot on the north sid the front by a salt crek the reare to the comon which hom lot with all the upland oblonging to it conteining to about fourtie acers more or lese with about one acer & half of salt medo liing before the said house []
    • 1818, John Haywood, “Childress versus Holland. Whyte, Judge, delivered the opinion of himself and Judge Roane.”, in Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of Tennessee, from the Year 1816 to 1817, volume III, Knoxville, Tenn.: [] Heiskell & Brown, page 276:
      That the Gilbert tract, according to his opinion and the law, ought to have been oblonged up the creek. That by oblonging it across the creek, it afforded Elijah Robertson, who superintended the surveying, an opportunity of laying a warrant not located there, for himself, and thereby takes 5,000 acres.
    • 2008, Gary D. Schmidt, Trouble, New York, N.Y.: Clarion Books, →ISBN, page 287:
      And there were suddenly berries where there had been none before, bright red and bright blue, all with a careless water drop oblonging their form.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. oblong

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin oblongus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. oblong

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French oblong, from Latin oblongus.

AdjectiveEdit

oblong m or n (feminine singular oblongă, masculine plural oblongi, feminine and neuter plural oblonge)

  1. oblong

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