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OASIS (oases)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oasis mean? 

OASIS (noun)
  The noun OASIS has 2 senses:

1. a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
2. a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

  Familiarity information: OASIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OASIS (noun)


Sense 1oasis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("oasis" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Holonyms ("oasis" is a part of...):

desert (arid land with little or no vegetation)


Sense 2oasis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

haven; oasis

Hypernyms ("oasis" is a kind of...):

shelter (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)


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