Oblate Ob*late", a. [L. oblatus, used as p. p. of offerre to bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see {Ob-}) + latus borne, for tlatus. See {Tolerate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Geom.) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid. [1913 Webster]

2. Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See {Oblate}, n. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Oblate — Ob*late , n. [From {Oblate}, a.] (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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oblate — Sf dünne, aus Mehl und Wasser gebackene Scheibe erw. fach. (8. Jh.), mhd. oblāt[e] f./n., ahd. oblāta, ovelāta Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. oblata (hostia) dargebrachtes Abendmahlsbrot , zu l. oblātus, dem PPP. von l. offerre darreichen,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Oblate — Oblate: Das aus der Kirchensprache stammende Substantiv (mhd., ahd. oblāte) bezeichnete ursprünglich das als Hostie gereichte Abendmahlsbrot (daher noch heute im kirchlichen Bereich die spezielle Bedeutung »noch nicht geweihte Hostie«). Seit dem …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • oblate — oblate1 [äb′lāt΄, äb lāt′] adj. [ModL oblatus < OB + latus as in prolatus (see PROLATE): from being thrust forward at the equator] Geom. flattened at the poles [an oblate spheroid] oblate2 [äb′lāt΄] n. [ML oblatus, offered, thrust forward < …   English World dictionary

  • Oblate — Oblate, eine Art Blasenschnecke, s.u. Acera d) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • oblate — ► ADJECTIVE Geometry ▪ (of a spheroid) flattened at the poles. Often contrasted with PROLATE(Cf. ↑prolate). ORIGIN Latin oblatus carried inversely …   English terms dictionary

  • Oblate — For the geometrical concept, see Oblate spheroid. Contents 1 Origins and history 2 Oblates today 2.1 Secular oblates …   Wikipedia

  • Oblate — Ob|la|te [o bla:tə], die; , n: 1. dünne, aus einem Teig aus Mehl und Wasser gebackene Scheibe, die besonders in der katholischen Kirche als Abendmahlsbrot gereicht wird: der Priester bricht die Oblate. Syn.: ↑ Hostie. 2. a) dünne Scheibe aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • oblate — {{11}}oblate (adj.) flattened on the ends, 1705, from M.L. oblatus flattened, from L. ob toward (see OB (Cf. ob )) + latus, abstracted from its opposite, prolatus lengthened (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)). {{12}}oblate (n.) person devoted to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Oblate — Oblaten (von lat. oblatum, dargebracht) bezeichnet folgende römisch katholische Ordensgemeinschaften: Oblaten (OMI), Oblati Mariae Immaculatae, die Missionare Oblaten der unbefleckten Jungfrau Maria, in Deutschland bekannt als Hünfelder Oblaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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