Pronunciation: (ō'vul),[key] —adj. 1. having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg-shaped.
2. ellipsoidal or elliptical.
—n. 1. an object of oval shape.
2. a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline.
3. an elliptical field or a field on which an elliptical track is laid out, as for athletic contests.
4. Informal.a football.