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OBLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oblate mean? 

OBLATE (noun)
  The noun OBLATE has 1 sense:

1. a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life

  Familiarity information: OBLATE used as a noun is very rare.


OBLATE (adjective)
  The adjective OBLATE has 1 sense:

1. having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles

  Familiarity information: OBLATE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBLATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("oblate" is a kind of...):

religious person (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)


OBLATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles

Synonyms:

oblate; pumpkin-shaped

Also:

rounded (curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged)

Antonym:

prolate (having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter)


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