from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like an egg; ovate.
- n. Something that is shaped like an egg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like an oval.
- adj. Egg-shaped; shaped like an oval, but more tapered at one end; ovate.
- n. Something that is oval in shape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling an egg in shape; egg-shaped; ovate.
- n. A solid resembling an egg in shape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Egg-shaped: said of solids.
- n. An egg-shaped body.
- n. In anthropology, a cranium the norma verticalis of which has an ovoid form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an egg-shaped object
- adj. rounded like an egg
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The resulting ovoid is about three or four feet wider than what can actually be accommodated in the lot, Mr. Byrne said.
I pictured her in a pale blue shell, tumbling in the ovoid enclosure, scratching wildly for an exit, only one set of claws to break free of it.
There was a cluster of white china in the ovoid fountain, which had been turned off, illuminated in arctic blue and lavender.
Arp's painted-wood bas-relief "La Femme-amphore" (1929), in which a small figurative form, like a kernel, floats through the womb-like bowl of an amphora, speaks to Brancusi's curled-up ovoid "The Newborn (Version I)" (1920).
He pared his figurative forms—a torso, bird, kiss or head—down to essences, often in the form of ovoid, cubic or tubular masses.
The Hope Diamond is a very brilliant deep blue faceted ovoid diamond that measures 25.60 millimeters by 21.78 millimeters by 12.00 millimeters and weights 45.52 carats.
In front of the oven is a tall counter that acts as a pass-through, and in front of that, on the floor, is an old freestanding TV, maybe from the early sixties with one of those ovoid screens.
Big keys with an ovoid hollow at the top, the better to grasp on to and twist.
The middle of Olivio Barbieri's large-format "site specific_CATANIA 09" 2009 is occupied by an enormous black ovoid shape that dwarfs the surrounding industrial plant.
It was small by Susapan standards, twenty six miles on its axis, a bit over seven at its widest diameter, its smooth ovoid surface a mother-of-pearl swirling.