American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fertile or green spot in a desert or wasteland, made so by the presence of water.
- n. A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a fertile spot in the Libyan desert where there is a spring or well and more or loss vegetation; now, any fertile tract in the midst of a waste: often used figuratively.
- n. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
- n. A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fertile or green spot in a waste or desert, esp. in a sandy desert, where the water table approaches the surface.
- n. Any refuge from a prevailing stressful, unpleasant, or annoying situation.
- n. a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
- n. a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
- From Ancient Greek ὄασις (óasis), from Demotic wḥỉ, from Egyptian (Wiktionary)
- From Late Latin Oasis, an oasis in the Libyan desert, from Greek, from Coptic ouahe, from Egyptian wḥ't. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““This is what you call an oasis,” said Tam Lin, throwing down his pack and taking out food for the picnic.”
“Inside his brick townhouse, where he composes, Glass says he has created what he calls an "oasis of tranquility.”
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“I suppose you could say I was a tiny bit sad yesterday when I found out that my little oasis is being ripped up and is going to be replaced by a 103 story, 7000 unit condominium complex.”
“Your beautiful oasis is something I use to learn and to keep me awake regarding the issues you like to write about.”
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