What does oasis mean?

Definitions for oasis
oʊˈeɪ sɪsoa·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oasis(noun)

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

  2. haven, oasis(noun)

    a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Wiktionary

  1. oasis(Noun)

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

  2. oasis(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oasis(noun)

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

Freebase

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    De nombreux événements de la vie peuvent être comparés avec les mirages qui trompent toujours le voyageur dans le désert toujours fuyant. nous courons parfois après séduisante rêves attrayantes dans l'espoir de les atteindre, mais en vain. à un certain stade, nous découvrons que tous ceux qui étaient seulement nos délires .... les rêves, les gens et les promesses que nous avons couru après ne sont pas vraiment ce que nous pensions qu'ils soient. à ce stade, il est préférable de passer à autre chose, et ne pas penser à ces rêves une défaillance humaine, trompeuses, et les promesses non tenues. à mon avis, tout en reconnaissant les mirages illusoires dans le temps à droite est le plus important pour le voyageur - parce qu'elle est la première étape dans la direction du chemin clair, ce qui peut souvent conduire à l'oasis, le succès final. La vie est rien, mais de passer! La vie continue!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many events in life can be likened with ever-receding mirages that always deceive the traveller in the desert. We sometimes run after alluring attractive dreams in the hope of reaching them, but to no avail. At some stage, we discover that all those were only our delusions....the dreams, the people and the promises that we ran after were not really what we thought them to be. At that juncture, it's best to move on with life, and not to think of those failed dreams, deceptive people, and broken promises. In my view, recognizing the delusional mirages in right time is most important for the traveller - because it's the first step in the direction of clear path, which can often lead to the Oasis, the ultimate Success. Life is nothing but moving on! La Vie Continue!

  5. Tommy Potter:

    Isle of Wight County, it is a great place to live, to work, to raise kids, this is a small, tight-knight community. We are an oasis… We don’t have a lot of murders. When something like this happens, especially when it goes unsolved for this long, it does shake the foundation a little bit. People want to know if someone’s trying to take advantage of our quiet way of life here. The field had to have been known by somebody… It kind of reminds people this can happen here. This kind of gruesome crime, it can happen in our backyards.

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