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. Glenn Hollister:

    It is at least somewhat of an oasis.

  2. 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!

  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. Parzival:

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. -Martin Luther king .jr

  5. Ivo Contreras:

    It's a pleasure, an oasis of calm in this concrete city.

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