Oasis Definition

ō-āsĭs
oases
noun
oases
A fertile place in a desert, due to the presence of water.
Webster's New World
Any place or thing offering welcome relief as from difficulty or dullness.
Webster's New World
(computing) Acronym of Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.
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A small area in a desert that has a supply of water and is able to support vegetation. An oasis forms when groundwater lies close enough to the surface to form a spring or to be reached by wells.
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Other Word Forms of Oasis

Noun

Singular:
oasis
Plural:
oases

Origin of Oasis

  • From Late Latin Oasis , an oasis in the Libyan desert from Greek name of various oases in the the Libyan Desert from Egyptian wḥ't oasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὄασις (óasis), from Late Egyptian [Demotic?] (wḥỉ), earlier hieroglyphic

    From Wiktionary

  • wḥȝt (also meaning "basin"). Compare Sahidic Coptic ⲟⲩⲁϩⲉ (waḥe) and Arabic واحة (wāḥa).

    From Wiktionary

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