WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
o•val /ˈoʊvəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Mathematicshaving the general form or outline of an egg;
  2. Mathematicsshaped like a flattened circle.

n. [countable]
  1. Mathematicssomething oval in shape or outline, such as a field on which an oval track is laid out for athletic contests.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
o•val  vəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Mathematicshaving the general form, shape, or outline of an egg;
  2. Mathematicsellipsoidal or elliptical.

  1. Mathematicsan object of oval shape.
  2. Mathematicsa body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
  3. an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
  4. Informal Termsa football.
oval•ly, adv. 
oval•ness, n. 
  • Neo-Latin ōvālis, equivalent. to Latin ōv(um) egg1 + -ālis -al1
  • 1560–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Oval /ˈəʊvəl/ n
  1. the Ovala cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth

oval /ˈəʊvəl/ adj
  1. having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
  1. anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
Etymology: 16th Century: from Medieval Latin ōvālis, from Latin ōvum egg

ˈovally adv ˈovalness, ovality /əʊˈvælɪtɪ/ n

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