Definitions for desertˈdɛz ərt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desert(verb)

    arid land with little or no vegetation

  2. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert(verb)

    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

    "The mother deserted her children"

  3. defect, desert(verb)

    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

    "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"

  4. desert(verb)

    leave behind

    "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desert(noun)

    that which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit

  2. Desert(noun)

    a deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation

  3. Desert(noun)

    a tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place

  4. Desert(adj)

    of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island

  5. Desert(verb)

    to leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country

  6. Desert(verb)

    to abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors

  7. Desert(verb)

    to abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond

  8. Origin: [F. dsert, L. desertum, from desertus solitary, desert, pp. of deserere to desert; de- + serere to join together. See Series.]

Freebase

  1. Desert

    A desert is a landscape or region of land that is very dry because of low rainfall amounts, often has little coverage by plants, and in which streams dry up unless they are supplied by water from outside areas. Deserts can also be described as areas where more water is lost by evapotranspiration than falls as precipitation. Desert plants must have special adaptations to survive with this little water. Deserts generally receive less than 250 millimetres of rain each year. Semideserts or steppes are regions which receive between 250 millimetres and 400 to 500 millimetres.

Editors Contribution

  1. Desert

    Desert means devoid or absence of indented things.

    Indian Thar desert, mind is deserted, class room deserted.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desert' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4789

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desert' in Nouns Frequency: #1763

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desert' in Verbs Frequency: #1058

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