oblast

noun

ob·​last ˈä-ˌblast How to pronounce oblast (audio)
ˈȯ-,
-bləst How to pronounce oblast (audio)
plural oblasts also oblasti ˈä-ˌbla-stē How to pronounce oblast (audio)
ˈȯ-,
-blə-
: a political subdivision of Imperial Russia or a republic of the Soviet Union or of Russia

Word History

Etymology

Russian oblast'

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oblast was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Oblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblast. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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