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Meaning of OVAL

Pronunciation:  'owvul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
  2. [adj]  rounded like an egg

OVAL is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: egg-shaped, ellipse, elliptic, elliptical, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate, rounded
 See Also: circle, conic, conic section



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O"val\, a. [F. ovale, fr. L. ovum egg. Cf. {Egg}, {Ovum}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception;
       as, oval conceptions. [Obs.]
    2. Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with
       one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about
       the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical.
    3. (Bot.) Broadly elliptical.
    {Oval chuck} (Mech.), a lathe chuck so constructed that work
       attached to it, and cut by the turning tool in the usual
       manner, becomes of an oval form.
  2. \O"val\, n.
    A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an
    {Cassinian oval} (Geom.), the locus of a point the product of
       whose distances from two fixed points is constant; -- so
       called from Cassini, who first investigated the curve.
       Thus, in the diagram, if P moves so that P A.P B is
       constant, the point P describes a Cassinian oval. The
       locus may consist of a single closed line, as shown by the
       dotted line, or of two equal ovals about the points A and
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an oval in your dream, represents the vagina, womb and female qualities. It also symbolizes your aura and your spiritual energy.
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