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 oasisplural
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 in a sentence
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 and Etymology of oasis
Late Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 1613
OASIS Defined for Kids
Definition of oasis for Students
: a fertile or green spot in a desert
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