oasis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

oasis

(ōā`sĭs), an area within a desert where the water table reaches the surface, with enough moisture to permit the growth of vegetation. The water may come up to the surface in springs, or it may collect in mountain hollows. In deserts such as the Sahara, artificial oases have been successfully created by using tube wells, which tap deep sources of groundwater. Oases vary in size, ranging from a pond with a group of date palms to the oasis cities of the deserts of Arabia with extended agricultural cultivation. The ice-free dry valleys of Antarctica are also called oases because they support life surrounded by a barren ice desert.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

What does it mean when you dream about an oasis?

An oasis may suggest the need to give oneself a respite from conditions or relationships that may be overwhelming. The water nourishes the soul and the psyche. Emotional needs may be an issue that require immediate attention. Also, this dream symbol sometimes indicates the need for a vacation.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

oasis

[ō′ā·səs]
(geography)
An isolated fertile area, usually limited in extent and surrounded by desert, and marked by vegetation and a water supply.

OASIS

[‚o′ā·səs]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

oasis

a fertile patch in a desert occurring where the water table approaches or reaches the ground surface
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

OASIS

(Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, Billerica, MA, www.oasis-open.org) A membership organization founded in 1993 as SGML Open in Pittsburgh, PA. It was renamed OASIS Open in 1998 when its scope broadened to embrace XML and related e-commerce and Web technologies. More than 5,000 active participants from over 100 member companies work on developing Web services and related standards. OASIS sponsors seminars, conference panels, exhibits and other educational events. In 2002, OASIS absorbed UDDI.org, the organization involved with UDDI standards.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
There was overall increasing trend of OASIS after vaginal deliveries from the year 2011 to June 2014 (0.30-0.38%).
However, other Oasis academies across the country did not fare so well - with three deemed to be "requiring improvement" and one being placed in special measures.
Shares of Oasis are down more than 60 per cent in the past six months, largely reflecting the falling price of crude oil amid global oversupply.
This year's Oasis will run till February 1, as a main attraction of the 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
Currently Oasis is the only centre in Hyderabad offering Pre Genetic Screening through which all 24 chromosomes can be analyzed.
"There was a shop in the Arndale Market called Oasis that used to sell cool clothes too, and there was a taxi f***ing rank round the corner called Oasis.
Oasis has a host of clients being primarily TV stations, production and post production houses, universities, colleges, and independent videographers.
Silicon Oasis TechForum is working closely with leaders in the tech-space, academia as well as technology and business communities such as incubators to host joint activities.
The forum is also backed by Silicon Oasis Ventures (SOV) and
According to an official announcement by the Oasis Insights, the Chief Operating Officer of the Company Saima Qamar has taken over as Chief Executive Officer of the new venture.
Team Oasis runs a wide range of sports and arts activities for children in south Liverpool, from its base in Toxteth.
Noel won six BRIT Awards with Oasis, including the 'Outstanding Contribution To Music' award in 2007 and 'BRIT Album Of 30 Years' in 2010 for 'What's The Story) Morning Glory', and - as a nominee for best solo artist - performed at this week's awards ceremony (with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin surprisingly helping out on the keyboard).