[oh-vuh l] /ˈoʊ vəl/
having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
ellipsoidal or elliptical.
an object of oval shape.
a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
Informal. a football.
having the shape of an ellipse or ellipsoid
anything that is oval in shape, such as a sports ground
the Oval, a cricket ground in south London, in the borough of Lambeth
1570s, from Modern Latin ovalis “egg-shaped” (source of French oval, 1540s), literally “of or pertaining to an egg,” from Latin ovum “egg” (see ovary). The classical Latin word was ovatus.
1560s, from Middle French ovalle “oval figure,” from Medieval Latin ovalis (see oval (adj.)).
noun (pl) -ps 1. an informal name for a halfpenny (sense 1)
noun 1. half one’s regular pay. 2. a reduced amount paid to a British army or navy officer when not in actual service or after retirement.
[haf-pek, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈpɛk, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a unit of dry measure equal to 4 quarts (4.4 liters).
noun 1. a technique of piano playing in which the sustaining pedal is raised and immediately depressed thus allowing the lower strings to continue sounding