oasis Definition

  • 1a small area in a desert where water and vegetation are found
  • 2a pleasant or peaceful place or situation in the midst of difficulty

Using oasis: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "oasis" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    After days of walking through the desert, they finally reached an oasis.

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    The park was an oasis of calm in the middle of the bustling city.

  • Example

    The library was an oasis for book lovers.

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    The hotel was like an oasis in the middle of the busy city.

oasis Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for oasis

Idioms Using oasis

  • something that is unexpected or rare in a barren or difficult situation


    Finding a good restaurant in that part of town was like stumbling upon a desert oasis.

  • a situation where one has enough money to live comfortably


    After years of struggling, he finally found a financial oasis when he landed a high-paying job.

  • a place with lush greenery and vegetation


    The botanical garden was a green oasis in the middle of the city.

Phrases with oasis

  • a place where cultural activities and events are abundant


    The city's downtown area is a cultural oasis with museums, theaters, and galleries.

  • an area where fresh and healthy food is easily accessible


    The new grocery store in the neighborhood has turned it into a food oasis for residents.

  • a town built around an oasis in a desert region


    The oasis town was a stopover for caravans traveling across the desert.

Origins of oasis

from Greek 'รณasis', meaning 'fertile area in a desert'


Summary: oasis in Brief

An 'oasis' [oh-ey-sis] refers to a small area in a desert with water and vegetation, or a peaceful place in the midst of difficulty. Examples include a park in a bustling city, a library for book lovers, and a hotel in a busy city. Phrases like 'cultural oasis' and 'food oasis' denote areas with abundant cultural activities and fresh food, respectively. Idioms like 'a desert oasis' and 'a financial oasis' describe unexpected or rare situations in barren or difficult circumstances.

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