• (British) IPA: /ˈəʊvəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈoʊvəl/

oval (plural ovals)

  1. A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
  2. A sporting arena etc. of this shape.
  3. (math) In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)
Translations Adjective


  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: ovular

Proper noun
  1. (cricket) A cricket ground in South London.
  2. (US) Short for Oval Office#English|Oval Office.

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