What does the word oval mean?

Usage examples for oval

  1. It becomes obvious then, that work driven in this manner will be liable to be oval, or out of round, as it is commonly termed. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Late that night rows of piles of sovereigns decorated the oval table in the parlour. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  3. The shape of the dishes varies at different periods, the prevailing fashion at present being oval and circular dishes on stems. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton

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