Definition of "oval" []

  • Resembling an egg in shape. (adjective)
  • Resembling an ellipse in shape; elliptical. (adjective)
  • An egg-shaped or elliptical form or figure. (noun)
  • An elliptical track, as for racing or athletic events. (noun)
  • Having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "oval" in a sentence
  • "You are banned for life because of your indecent activities in oval office."
  • "The windows were custom built in oval shapes; the doors were of inlaid panels with rounded corners that meant all the doorjambs and casings had to be hand carved."
  • "Only legacy he can give at this time is to clear the table in oval office for Obama and get out of the way. —"