What does the word oblate mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Flattened at the poles.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Oblately.

Usage examples for oblate

  1. Unfortunately this was not enough for Edward, who having got the right side of an unscrupulously romantic curate persuaded him to receive his vows of a Benedictine oblate. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  2. The Oblate Brothers say she is over a hundred years old, and truly she might pass for the honourable great- grandmother of all Canada. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  3. The picturesque dress of the Oblate sisters who are everywhere visible, adds to the interest of the scene. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare