from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
- adj. Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or an ellipse.
- adj. Botany Having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides: an oblong leaf.
- n. An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing something that is longer than it is wide.
- adj. Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.
- n. Something with an oblong shape.
- n. A rectangle having length greater than width.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having greater length than breadth, esp. when rectangular.
- n. A rectangular figure longer than it is broad; hence, any figure longer than it is broad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Elongated; having one principal axis considerably longer than the others.
- n. A figure of which the length is greater than the breadth; specifically, in geometry, a rectangle whose length exceeds its breadth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
- adj. deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
- adj. (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
Middle English, from Latin oblongus : ob-, intensive pref. (sense uncertain); see ob- + longus, long.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)