oases oases  /oʊ ˈeɪ siz/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Before Islam, Arabia contained many Jewish-controlled oases, and in the 500s AD, the period's only Jewish kingdom.
  2. Migrating species today also have to contend with the gradual destruction of the wetlands and other oases they might use as refueling stops along their flight path.
  3. People from Minnesota and California arrive in chartered planes to get their teeth fixed in these dental oases.

News

  • Annual Garden Railroads Tour is Saturday, June 8 (videos)

    The residents of Loveland who transform their backyards into oases of hill, trees, rock outcroppings, brush and model railroad trains have several things in common. They like gardening, they like being outdoors and they love trains.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald

Quotes

  1. Wearing a crimson mantle against a damp chill, Benedict told tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square that God's saving grace could "alone transform evil into good" and "change human hearts, making them oases of peace."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: CTV.ca

  2. Speaking at the Tranquil Spaces conference at London Zoo, Mr Johnson said: "The importance of these oases of calm cannot be underestimated in making our quality of life better. It is right that we explore ways to create, protect and enhance tranquil...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Boris Johnson Source: This is London

  3. "We have been very successful at establishing hospitals and health centers throughout St. Kitts and Nevis, to serve as oases of preventive and curative care. Together we must now promote the intangible asset of adults becoming very, very serious...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Denzil Douglas Source: South Florida Caribbean News

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