or spheroid(Geom.), a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.

(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 of the Oblati.

(Ob*late"ness), n. The quality or state of being oblate.

(||Ob*la"ti) n. pl. [LL., fr. L. oblatus. See Oblate.] (R.C.Ch.) (a) Children dedicated in their early years to the monastic state. (b) A class of persons, especially in the Middle Ages, who offered themselves and their property to a monastery. Addis & Arnold.

(Ob*la"tion) n. [L. oblatio: cf. F. oblation. See Oblate.]

1. The act of offering, or of making an offering. Locke.

2. Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.

A peculiar . . . oblation given to God.
Jer. Taylor.

A pin was the usual oblation.
Sir. W. Scott.

3. A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the expenses of the eucharist, or for the support of the clergy and the poor.

(Ob*la"tion*er) n. One who makes an offering as an act worship or reverence. Dr. H. More.

(Ob*la"trate) v. i. [L. oblatratus, p. p. of oblatrare to bark against.] To bark or snarl, as a dog. [Obs.]

(Ob`la*tra"tion) n. The act of oblatrating; a barking or snarling. Bp. Hall.

(||Ob*la"tum) n.; pl. Oblata [NL. See Oblate.] (Geom.) An oblate spheroid; a figure described by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis. Cf. Oblongum.

(Ob*lec"tate) v. t. [L. oblectatus, p. p. of oblectare.] To delight; to please greatly. [Obs.]

(Ob"lec*ta"tion) n. [L. oblectatio.] The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight. [R.] Feltham.

(Ob"li*ga*ble) a. Acknowledging, or complying with, obligation; trustworthy. [R.]

The main difference between people seems to be, that one man can come under obligations on which you can rely, — is obligable; and another is not.

(Ob"li*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obligated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.] [L. obligatus, p. p. of obligare. See Oblige.]

1. To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. "Obligated by a sense of duty." Proudfit.

That's your true plan — to obligate
The present ministers of state.

Oblate ellipsoid

  By PanEris using Melati.

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