noun, plural o·a·ses [oh-ey-seez] /oʊˈeɪ siz/.
Origin of oasis
Examples from the Web for oasis
The pop-punk of Green Day, the Britpop of Oasis, the alternative arena rock of Weezer.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Voting was disrupted also at oasis towns in southeastern Libya, including Jalo and Ojla.Polls Close in First Libyan Election in More Than 40 Years|Jamie Dettmer|July 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They were lonely servants providing an oasis in a long, desert path.
This person also cast doubt on whether the grapevines at Oasis would have survived a long period of neglect.Tareq Salahi’s $50M Suit Against Michaele, Schon, Journey Thrown Out|Diane Dimond|April 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Book Passage, in the Ferry Terminal as well as its original store up in Corte Madera, is also an oasis.
They were now staying in the same hotel in this oasis in the desert of Sahara.The World's Greatest Books, Volume V.|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Up to that moment the idea of remaining in the oasis had never entered my mind.The Desert Home|Mayne Reid
You wouldn't turn us down on fifteen minutes this far from an oasis, would you, Bucks?Held for Orders|Frank H. Spearman
A nights dry camp, and early morning would see them in the oasis green at journeys end.Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie
The sunshine which withered the surrounding country was not the gentle power under which had sprung up this oasis in the desert.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
British Dictionary definitions for oasis (1 of 2)
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for oasis
British Dictionary definitions for oasis (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for oasis
1610s, from French oasis (18c.) and directly from Late Latin oasis, from Greek oasis, probably from Hamitic (cf. Coptic wahe, ouahe "oasis," properly "dwelling place," from ouih "dwell"). The same Egyptian source produced Arabic wahah.