- elongated, usually from the square or circular form.
- in the form of a rectangle one of whose dimensions is greater than the other.
- an oblong figure.
- having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
- a figure or object having this shape
adj.early 15c., from Latin oblongus “more long than broad,” originally “somewhat long,” from ob “to, toward,” here perhaps intensive (see ob-) + longus “long” (see long (adj.)). As a noun from c.1600.