Simple Definition of oasis
: an area in a desert where there is water and plants
: a pleasant place that is surrounded by something unpleasant
: a time or experience that is pleasant and restful
Full Definition of oasis
plural oa·ses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : a fertile or green area in an arid region (as a desert)
2 : something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast
Examples of oasis
The small park is a welcome oasis amid the city's many factories.
Our brief trip to the beach was a much-needed oasis in a summer of hard work.
Origin of oasis
Late Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 1613
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