Definitions for oblastˈɒb læst, -lɑst; ˈɒb lə sti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•blastˈɒb læst, -lɑst; ˈɒb lə sti(n.)(pl.)o•blasts, o•bla•sti

  1. (in Russia and the Soviet Union) an administrative division corresponding to an autonomous province.

    Category: Government

Origin of oblast:

1885–90; < Russ óblast', ORuss oblastĭ=ob- against, on +vlastĭ authority, power; see volost


  1. oblast(Noun)

    A region or province.

  2. Origin: From a language, probably , borrowed from область, from obolstь, from earlier obvolstь, a compound of o(b)- + volstь, thus originally probably meaning "a region ruled over". Compare obvoldati.


  1. Oblast

    Oblast is a type of administrative division in Slavic countries, including some countries of the former Soviet Union. The word "oblast" is a loanword in English, but it is nevertheless often translated as "area", "zone", "province", or "region". The last translation may lead to confusion, because the subdivision of "oblast" is called "raion" which is translated as "region" or "district", depending on the context. Oblasts are a type of administrative division of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union. Official terms in successor states of the Soviet Union differ, but some still use a cognate of the Russian term, e.g. voblast is used for provinces of Belarus, and oblys for provinces of Kazakhstan.

Anagrams of oblast

  1. bloats

  2. bostal

Translations for oblast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the right of directing or of giving orders; power or authority

She has control over all the decisions in that department; She has no control over that dog.

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