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Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
Julia Ward Howe

Meaning of "oasis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OASIS

Via Latin from Greek, probably of Egyptian origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OASIS

oasis  [əʊˈeɪsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OASIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oasis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OASIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oasis

Oasis

In geography, an oasis or cienega is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source. Oases also provide habitat for animals and even humans if the area is big enough. The location of oases has been of critical importance for trade and transportation routes in desert areas; caravans must travel via oases so that supplies of water and food can be replenished. Thus, political or military control of an oasis has in many cases meant control of trade on a particular route. For example, the oases of Awjila, Ghadames, and Kufra, situated in modern-day Libya, have at various times been vital to both North-South and East-West trade in the Sahara. An oasis in the Negev Desert Oases are formed from underground rivers or aquifers such as an artesian aquifer, where water can reach the surface naturally by pressure or by man-made wells. Occasional brief thunderstorms provide subterranean water to sustain natural oases, such as the Tuat. Substrata of impermeable rock and stone can trap water and retain it in pockets, or on long faulting subsurface ridges or volcanic dikes water can collect and percolate to the surface.

Definition of oasis in the English dictionary

The definition of oasis in the dictionary is a fertile patch in a desert occurring where the water table approaches or reaches the ground surface. Other definition of oasis is a place of peace, safety, or happiness in the midst of trouble or difficulty.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OASIS


Acis
ˈeɪsɪs
analysis
əˈnælɪsɪs
anastasis
ˌænəˈsteɪsɪs
bacteriostasis
bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
basis
ˈbeɪsɪs
cataclasis
ˌkætəˈkleɪsɪs
cholestasis
ˌkəʊlɪˈsteɪsɪs
crasis
ˈkreɪsɪs
crisis
ˈkraɪsɪs
ectasis
ɛkˈteɪsɪs
Fornacis
fɔːˈneɪsɪs
genesis
ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
haemostasis
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
hemostasia
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
hemostasis
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
homeostasis
ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
homoeostasis
ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
Isis
ˈaɪsɪs
stasis
ˈsteɪsɪs
synthesis
ˈsɪnθɪsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OASIS

oarlike
oarlock
oarsman
oarsmanship
oarsmen
oarswoman
oarweed
oary
OAS
oases
oast
oast house
Oastler
oat
oat grass
oatcake
oaten
oater
Oates
oath

WORDS THAT END LIKE OASIS

amebiasis
amoebiasis
anabasis
ascariasis
candidiasis
elephantiasis
emphasis
epistasis
giardiasis
hypochondriasis
leishmaniasis
metastasis
mydriasis
onchocerciasis
overemphasis
psoriasis
schistosomiasis
trial basis
trypanosomiasis
urolithiasis

Synonyms and antonyms of oasis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OASIS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oasis» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oasis

Translation of «oasis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OASIS

Find out the translation of oasis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oasis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oasis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绿洲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oasis
570 millions of speakers

English

oasis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नखलिस्तान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَاحَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оазис
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oásis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মরুদ্যানগুলোর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oasis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oasis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Oase
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オアシス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오아시스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oase
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ốc đảo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலைவனச் சோலைகளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओसेस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vahalar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oasi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oaza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оазис
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oază
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όαση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oasis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oase
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oasis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OASIS»

The term «oasis» is very widely used and occupies the 9.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OASIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oasis

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10 QUOTES WITH «OASIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oasis.
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Brandi Carlile
Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place. I've played so many shows in Colorado that I think I'm the Colorado house band.
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William J. Clinton
American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
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Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
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Rachel Field
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
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Noel Gallagher
Oasis can't be summed up in one word. I could do a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big.
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Khalil Gibran
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
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Julia Ward Howe
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
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Natascha McElhone
My stepfather introduced me to The London Library when I was about 18; the clientele has definitely changed since then, but it is still a wonderful oasis in the middle of London.
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River Phoenix
Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
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Lynda Resnick
The POM bottle is sublime, in a way. When you go into a supermarket, you hear that noise everywhere: 'Buy me! I'm going to save your life! I'm going to make you thin!' When you come to that POM bottle, it's like an oasis of calm.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OASIS»

Discover the use of oasis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oasis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity
In The Last Oasis, Sandra Postel examines the economic, ecological and political factors affecting fresh water supply.
Sandra Postel, 1992
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Oasis Supersonic Supernova
Profiles the popular British rock group which features Noel and Liam Gallagher
Michael Krugman, 1997
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Oasis: What's the Story?
The former tour manager for the British rock group Oasis provides the inside story of the band
Ian Robertson, 1997
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Overtapped Oasis: Reform Or Revolution For Western Water
Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform.
Marc Reisner, 1990
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A Dry Oasis: Institutional Adaptation to Climate on the ...
Scientists have been issuing increasingly direct warnings about the impact that climate change is having on the planet.
Gregory P. Marchildon, 2009
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Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We ...
This book, based on the filmLast Call at the Oasisby Academy Award®–winning director Jessica Yu, offers insights into the coming water crisis from visionary scientists, policymakers, activists, and environmentalists, including: ROBERT ...
Karl Weber, 2012
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Britain and Saudi Arabia, 1925-1939: The Imperial Oasis
First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Clive Leatherdale, 1983
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Oasis, definitely
Definitely. is Tim Abbot's personal trip through the history of Oasis from his very first meeting with the band at the rundown offices of Creation Records to their huge worldwide tours and international fame.
Tim Abbot, 1997
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Oasis: round their way
Follows the Oasis story from their unlikely beginnings as The Rain to their present day status as the most talked about band in the world.
Mick Middles, 1996
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Where's My Oasis?: The Essential Handbook for Everyone ...
Written in a wry, enjoyable and accessible style, this handbook for everyone wanting that perfect job is not simply a text on drafting resumés and dealing with interviews.
Rowan Manahan, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OASIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oasis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Leaking pressure valve creates an oasis
Sustained leakage of drinking water from the pressure valve at Pudhupatti near Manapparai has come as a blessing to the Poigaipatti village ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Luxury flats, bars and hotel in new £120 million 'oasis' by …
A riverside oasis of hundreds of high quality apartments, bars, a luxury hotel and offices could be built on a derelict part of Peterborough's ... «Peterborough Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Ruby Lake wildlife refuge: Oasis in the desert
Between Jan. 1 and June 14, the limit is three trout and five largemouth bass with a minimum size of 10 inches. Between June 15 and Dec. «Elko Daily Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Mill Ponds unveiled as urban oasis in Carrickfergus
Mill Ponds unveiled as urban oasis in Carrickfergus ... An initiative to transform part of Carrick's industrial heritage into an urban oasis for ... «Carrickfergus Times, Jul 15»
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Brokerage Firm Ratings Update on Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS)
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) has been handed a rating of 2.15 on a consensus basis by Zacks Research. Using a simplified 1 to 5 scale ... «Investor Newswire, Jul 15»
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Response to coroner's inquest into Guy Mitchell's death
TORONTO, July 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the results of the coroner's inquest into the tragic death of Guy Mitchell were released. OASIS' ... «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
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A community 'book oasis'
Sisters Kara Hopper, 5, left, and Katelyn Hopper, 11, listen with their cousin Aubrey Stanley, 5, middle, as Holly Barrett reads them a book ... «The Daily Citizen, Jul 15»
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Daily Digest: Oasis donors; farm exhibit
LINCOLN — Representatives of the Class of 1949 of Lincoln Community High School presented a check for $500 to the Oasis Senior Center in ... «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jul 15»
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Wow House Gallery: Outside Oasis, Finished Basement, Privacy …
NEWLY RENOVATED IMMACULATE TWO STORY CHARM! BEDROOM W/ FULL BATH ON MAIN, GORGEOUS OPEN KITCHEN, MASTER ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Desert University is an oasis for medical research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is Israel's only university not found in the northern part of the country. This geographic anomaly ... «Jewish Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oasis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oasis>. Nov 2019 ».
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