What does oasis mean?

Definitions for oasis
oʊˈeɪ sɪsoa·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oasisnoun

    a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)

  2. haven, oasisnoun

    a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Wiktionary

  1. oasisnoun

    A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.

  2. oasisnoun

    A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.

    The park was an oasis in the middle of the busy city

Wikipedia

  1. Oasis

    In ecology, an oasis (; pl. oases ) is a fertile area of a desert or semi-desert environment that sustains plant life and provides habitat for animals. Surface water may be present, or water may only be accessible from wells or underground channels created by humans. In geography, an oasis may be a current or past rest stop on a transportation route, or less-than-verdant location that nonetheless provides access to underground water through deep wells created and maintained by humans. The word oasis came into English from Latin: oasis, from Ancient Greek: ὄασις, óasis, which in turn is a direct borrowing from Demotic Egyptian. The word for oasis in the latter-attested Coptic language (the descendant of Demotic Egyptian) is wahe or ouahe which means a "dwelling place". Oasis in Arabic is al-wāḥat ( واحه ).

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  1. oasis

    An oasis is a fertile spot in a desert or semi-desert region where water is found, typically in the form of a spring, lake, or other water source. This allows plant life and wildlife to thrive, often resulting in the development of a small ecosystem. Oases can also serve as a vital source of water, shade, food and other resources for humans residing in or travelling through deserts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oasisnoun

    a fertile or green spot in a waste or desert, esp. in a sandy desert

Wikidata

  1. Oasis

    In geography, an oasis or cienega is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source. Oases also provide habitat for animals and even humans if the area is big enough. The location of oases has been of critical importance for trade and transportation routes in desert areas. Caravans must travel via oases so that supplies of water and food can be replenished. Thus, political or military control of an oasis has in many cases meant control of trade on a particular route. For example, the oases of Awjila, Ghadames and Kufra, situated in modern-day Libya, have at various times been vital to both North-South and East-West trade in the Sahara. Oases are formed from underground rivers or aquifers such as an artesian aquifer, where water can reach the surface naturally by pressure or by man made wells. Occasional brief thunderstorms provide subterranean water to sustain natural oases, such as the Tuat. Substrata of impermeable rock and stone can trap water and retain it in pockets, or on long faulting subsurface ridges or volcanic dikes water can collect and percolate to the surface. Any incidence of water is then used by migrating birds who also pass seeds with their droppings which will grow at the water's edge forming an oasis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oasis

    ō-ā′sis, n. a fertile spot in a sandy desert: any place of rest or pleasure in the midst of toil and gloom:—pl. Oases (ō-ā′sēz). [L.,—Gr. oasis, an Egyptian word; cf. Coptic ouahe.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. oasis

    A fertile spot in the midst of a sandy desert.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oasis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oasis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of oasis in a Sentence

  1. Lars Vilks:

    This will create fear among people on a whole different level than we're used to, charlie Hebdo was a small oasis. Not many dared do what they did.

  2. Glenn Hollister:

    It is at least somewhat of an oasis.

  3. Noel Gallagher:

    In the case of the Oasis rumors, they're all started by people who are around Liam, anybody who knows anything about that band knows that it is not going to happen.

  4. William Shatner:

    Three minutes in the weightlessness of space, and the beauty of this oasis of Earth, and -- I was planning on pressing my nose against the window, you know, and my only hope was I wouldn't see somebody else looking back.

  5. Claudia Neumann:

    Perhaps men need their little oasis of retreat where they're allowed to be children, certain people seem to have lost any sort of decency. Anything' other' rubs them the wrong way.

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