Oblate

Adjective

  • Flattened or depressed at the poles.

    "The Earth is an oblate spheroid."

Noun

  • A child given up by its parents into the keeping or dedication of a religious order or house.
  • (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.

Verb

  • To offer as either a gift or an oblation

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