Antonyms for oblongs

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ob-lawng, -long
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒbˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ

Definition of oblongs

Origin :
  • 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.
  • As in block : noun mass of material
  • As in rectangle : noun four-sided figure
Example sentences :
  • Then with these eight sticks let him make two oblongs of the same size.
  • Extract from : « Home Occupations for Boys and Girls » by Bertha Johnston
  • Then one of the oblongs of light beyond the balcony was broken up by a darkness.
  • Extract from : « Bella Donna » by Robert Hichens
  • Cut into oblongs and then dip in beaten egg and roll in fine crumbs.
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book » by Mary A. Wilson
  • Then he glanced towards the windows, oblongs of dingy grey looking upon fog and daylight darkness.
  • Extract from : « Bella Donna » by Robert Hichens
  • Its deep odorous shadow was crossed by oblongs of lemon-colored light from the windows.
  • Extract from : « The Valiants of Virginia » by Hallie Erminie Rives
  • In the three oblongs on this page, the marsh-marigold shapes have been used in three ways.
  • Extract from : « Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) » by Hugo B. Froehlich
  • Poems were written on oblongs of crimson, yellow, gold, or other paper according to the feeling of the writer.
  • Extract from : « Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan » by Various
  • Then two oblongs of flat wood were nailed on ten feet of pine-stems and called oars; and, so equipped, we were ready to start.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880. » by Various
  • Henshaw from the envelope on which he drew squares and oblongs appeared to gain fresh inspiration.
  • Extract from : « Merton of the Movies » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Presently two oblongs of yellow light appeared through the trees, and the square tower of a church loomed through the gloaming.
  • Extract from : « The Invisible Man » by H. G. Wells

Synonyms for oblongs

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