Etymology
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oblong (adj.)

"elongated, having one principal axis considerably longer than the others," early 15c., from Latin oblongus "more long than broad," originally "somewhat long," from ob "in front of; towards" here perhaps intensive (see ob-) + longus "long" (see long (adj.)). As a noun, "an oblong figure," from c. 1600.

updated on July 25, 2019

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Definitions of oblong from WordNet
1
oblong (adj.)
(of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides;
oblong (adj.)
deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction;
2
oblong (n.)
a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation;
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