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Webster 1913 Edition


Oblate

Ob-late′

,
Adj.
[L.
oblatus
, used as p. p. of
offerre
to bring forward, offer, dedicate;
ob
(see
Ob-
) +
latus
borne, for
tlatus
. See
Tolerate
.]
1.
(Geom.)
Flattened or depressed at the poles;
as, the earth is an
oblate
spheroid
.
2.
Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; – used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See
Oblate
,
Noun.
Oblate ellipsoid
or
Oblate spheroid
(Geom.)
,
a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with
prolate spheroid
. See
Ellipsoid of revolution
, under
Ellipsoid
.

Ob-late′

,
Noun.
[From
Oblate
,
Adj.
]
(R. C. Ch.)
(a)
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.
(b)
One of the Oblati.

Webster 1828 Edition


Oblate

OBLA'TE

,
Adj.
[L. oblatur, offero; ob and fero, to bear.]
Flattened or depressed at the poles; as an oblate spheroid, which is the figure of the earth.

Definition 2022


Oblate

Oblate

See also: oblate

German

Noun

Oblate f (genitive Oblate, plural Oblaten)

  1. wafer

Declension

oblate

oblate

See also: Oblate

English

Noun

oblate (plural oblates)

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) A person dedicated to a life of religion or monasticism, especially a member of an order without religious vows or a lay member of a religious community.
  2. A child given up by its parents into the keeping or dedication of a religious order or house.
    • 2007, The Venerable Bede started as an oblate at St Paul's, Jarrow, but by the time of his death in 735 was surely the most learned man in Europe. — Tom Shippey, ‘I Lerne Song’, London Review of Books 29:4, p. 19
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Etymology 2

From Late Latin oblātus, from Latin ob (in front of, before) + lātus (broad, wide), (modeled after prōlātus (extended, lengthened)).

Adjective

oblate (comparative more oblate, superlative most oblate)

  1. Flattened or depressed at the poles.
    The Earth is an oblate spheroid.
    • 1922, Why should I not speak to him or to any human being who walks upright upon this oblate orange? — James Joyce, Ulysses
    • 1997, ‘ ’Tis prolate, still,’ with a long dejected Geordie O. ‘Isn’t it…?’ ‘I’m an Astronomer,– trust me, ’tis gone well to oblate.’ — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
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Etymology 3

Verb

oblate (third-person singular simple present oblates, present participle oblating, simple past and past participle oblated)

  1. To offer as either a gift or an oblation

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Italian

Adjective

oblate

  1. feminine plural of oblato

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Latin

Participle

oblāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of oblātus