Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid.
- Having the shape of a spheroid generated by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis.
- Having an equatorial diameter greater than the distance between poles; compressed along or flattened at the poles: Planet Earth is an oblate solid.
- A layperson dedicated to religious life.
- Roman Catholic Church A member of one of various religious communities for men or women.