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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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oasis

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

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

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