# Ovoid vs. Oval

By Jaxson

• Ovoid

An oval (from Latin ovum, “egg”) is a closed curve in a plane which “loosely” resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas (projective geometry, technical drawing, etc.) it is given a more precise definition, which may include either one or two axes of symmetry. In common English, the term is used in a broader sense: any shape which reminds one of an egg. The three-dimensional version of an oval is called an ovoid.

• Oval

An oval (from Latin ovum, “egg”) is a closed curve in a plane which “loosely” resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas (projective geometry, technical drawing, etc.) it is given a more precise definition, which may include either one or two axes of symmetry. In common English, the term is used in a broader sense: any shape which reminds one of an egg. The three-dimensional version of an oval is called an ovoid.

Wikipedia

Shaped like an oval.

Egg-shaped; shaped like an oval, but more tapered at one end; ovate.

• Ovoid (noun)

Something that is oval in shape.

• Oval (noun)

A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

• Oval (noun)

A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

• Oval (noun)

In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)

Having the shape of an oval.

Of or pertaining to an ovum.

“oval conceptions”

Wiktionary

(of a solid or a three-dimensional surface) more or less egg-shaped.

(of a plane figure) oval, especially with one end more pointed than the other.

• Ovoid (noun)

an ovoid body or surface.

having a rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape like that of an egg

“her smooth oval face”

• Oval (noun)

a body, object, or design with an oval shape or outline

“cut out two small ovals from the felt”

• Oval (noun)

an oval sports field or racing track.

• Oval (noun)

a ground for Australian Rules football.

Oxford Dictionary