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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-ey-sis]
    • /oʊˈeɪ sɪs/
    • /əʊˈeɪ.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-ey-sis]
    • /oʊˈeɪ sɪs/

Definitions of oasis word

  • noun plural oasis something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.: The library was an oasis of calm in the hectic city. 2
  • noun oasis refuge, calm place 2
  • noun plural oasis a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well. 1
  • noun oasis A fertile spot in a desert where water is found. 1
  • noun oasis water in desert 1
  • countable noun oasis An oasis is a small area in a desert where water and plants are found. 0

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Origin of oasis

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Late Latin < Greek óasis (Herodotus) < Egyptian wḥʾt oasis, oasis region

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Parts of speech for Oasis


oasis popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oasis usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oasis

noun oasis

  • retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
  • refuge — shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
  • haven — a harbor or port.
  • sanctuary — a sacred or holy place.
  • escape — An act of breaking free from confinement or control.

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