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o·a·sis

 (ō-ā′sĭs)
n. pl. o·a·ses (-sēz)
1. A fertile or green area in a desert or wasteland, made so by the presence of water.
2. A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.

[From Late Latin Oasis, an oasis in the Libyan desert, from Greek, name of various oases in the the Libyan Desert, from Egyptian wḥ't, oasis.]

oasis

(əʊˈeɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Physical Geography) a fertile patch in a desert occurring where the water table approaches or reaches the ground surface
2. a place of peace, safety, or happiness in the midst of trouble or difficulty
[C17: via Latin from Greek, probably of Egyptian origin]

Oasis

(əʊˈeɪsɪs)
n
(Crafts) trademark a block of light porous material, used as a base for flower arrangements

o•a•sis

(oʊˈeɪ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a fertile area in a desert region, usu. having a spring or well.
2. a refuge, as from work or stress; haven.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek óasis (Herodotus) < Egyptian wḥ't]

o·a·sis

(ō-ā′sĭs)
Plural oases (ō-ā′sēz)
A small area in a desert that has a supply of water and is able to support vegetation. An oasis forms when groundwater lies close enough to the surface to form a spring or to be reached by wells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oasis - a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)oasis - a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
desert - arid land with little or no vegetation
2.oasis - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuaryoasis - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

oasis

noun
1. watering hole, spring, water hole, watering place The province was largely a wasteland with an occasional oasis.
2. haven, retreat, refuge, sanctuary, island, resting place, sanctum an oasis of peace in a troubled world
Translations
وَاحَةٌواحَه
oáza
oase
keidas
oaza
oázis
vin
オアシス
오아시스
oazė
oāze
oáza
oaza
oas
บริเวณอุดมสมบูรณ์ในทะเลทราย
ốc đảo

oasis

[əʊˈeɪsɪs] N (oases (pl)) [əʊˈeɪsiːz] (lit, fig) → oasis m inv

oasis

[əʊˈeɪsɪs] [oases] [əʊˈeɪsiːz] (pl) n
(in desert)oasis f
[calm, peace] → oasis f
an oasis of green amid the frozen white landscape → une oasis de verdure dans le paysage gelé et blanc

oasis

n pl <oases> (lit, fig)Oase f

oasis

[əʊˈeɪsɪs] n (oases (pl)) [əʊˈeɪsiːz]oasi f inv

oasis

(əuˈeisis) plural oˈases (-siːz) noun
an area in a desert where water is found. The travellers stopped at an oasis.

oasis

وَاحَةٌ oáza oase Oase όαση oasis keidas oasis oaza oasi オアシス 오아시스 oase oase oaza oásis оазис oas บริเวณอุดมสมบูรณ์ในทะเลทราย vaha ốc đảo 绿洲
References in classic literature ?
Now, Laurie felt just then that his heart was entirely broken and the world a howling wilderness, but at the sound of certain words which the old gentleman artfully introduced into his closing sentence, the broken heart gave an unexpected leap, and a green oasis or two suddenly appeared in the howling wilderness.
It was the one oasis in which the summer still lingered; and yet a singular sense of loss came over the girls as they once more crossed its threshold.
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
The gushing fountains which sparkle in the sun, must not be stopped in mere caprice; the oasis in the desert of Sahara must not be plucked up idly.
an oasis with limpid water, which reflected the iron trees
His long legs were stretched straight before him overlapping the meager blanket, his spurs buried in the sandy soil of the little desert oasis.
She was my oasis of mystery in the dreary desert of knowledge.
Gliddon winked at me very hard and said, in a low tone, that one had been recently discovered by the engineers employed to bore for water in the Great Oasis.
In an oasis, or green island, in the red and yellow seas of sand that stretch beyond Europe toward the sunrise, there can be found a rather fantastic contrast, which is none the less typical of such ai place, since international treaties have made it an outpost of the British occupation.
I leaned my elbows on the narrow stone chimney-piece, which, with the grate below and a small mirror above, formed an almost solitary oasis in the four walls of books.
After a thousand scenes of pillage, of vexation, and attacks by armed forces, their caravan arrived, in October, at the vast oasis of Asben.
Seeing trees on the horizon, however, they walked towards them, and discovered a large and fertile oasis some miles in extent, and plentifully watered.