Definition of oasis
- The caravan stopped to rest at an oasis.
- The small park is a welcome oasis amid the city's many factories.
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.
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First Known Use: 1613See Words from the same year
: 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
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