Definition of oasis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əʊˈeɪsɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪsɪs//
    (pl. oases
    BrE BrE//əʊˈeɪsiːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//oʊˈeɪsiːz//
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  1. 1an area in the desert where there is water and where plants grow
  2. 2a pleasant place or period of time in the middle of something unpleasant or difficult synonym haven an oasis of calm a green oasis in the heart of the city
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek, apparently of Egyptian origin.

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