An oblong object has an elongated figure. It can take the form of any shape, but is most popular for squares and circles.
Oblong objects include shapes like ovals and rectangles. They refer to objects that do not have equal dimensions, in that one side will be longer than the other. Oblong objects are found in many everyday applications, including end tables and television screens.
The word "oblong" is derived from the Latin word "oblongus." It may also be derived from the Middle English term "oblonge." The word has been used in our language for a number of centuries. In fact, it can be traced back to as early as the 14th century.