Webster 1913 Edition
Flattened or depressed at the poles;
as, the earth is an.
Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; – used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See
a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with
prolate spheroid. See
Ellipsoid of revolution, under
(R. C. Ch.)
One of an association of priests or religious women who have offered themselves to the service of the church. There are three such associations of priests, and one of women, called oblates.
One of the Oblati.
Webster 1828 Edition
Flattened or depressed at the poles; as an oblate spheroid, which is the figure of the earth.