Definitions for desolate
ˈdɛs ə lɪt; -ˌleɪtdes·o·late
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word desolate.
bare, barren, bleak, desolate, starkadjective
providing no shelter or sustenance
"bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
crushed by grief
"depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
abandon, forsake, desolate, desertverb
leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
"The mother deserted her children"
reduce in population
"The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeverb
cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
To deprive of inhabitants.
To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
To abandon or forsake something.
To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.
Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
Barren and lifeless.
Made unfit for habitation or use.
Dismal or dreary.
Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: desolatus, Latin.
Let us seek some desolate shade, and there
Weep our sad bosoms empty. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
This hero appears at first in a desolate island, sitting upon the side of the sea. William Broome, on Epic Poetry.
This city shall be desolate, without an inhabitant. Jer. xxvi.
To deprive of inhabitants; to lay waste.
Etymology: desolo, Latin.
The island of Atlantis was not swallowed by an earthquake, but was desolated by a particular deluge; for earthquakes are seldom in those parts: but, on the other side, they have such pouring rivers, as the rivers of Asia, Africa, and Europe are but brooks to them. Francis Bacon, Essay 59.
Thunders the sport of those, who with the gun
And dog, impatient bounding at the shot,
Worse than the season, desolate the fields. James Thomson, Winter.
destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house
laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars
left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless
lost to shame; dissolute
destitute of; lacking in
to make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood
to lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
des′o-lāt, v.t. to make solitary: to deprive of inhabitants: to lay waste.—adj. solitary: destitute of inhabitants: laid waste.—adv. Des′olately.—ns. Des′olateness; Desolat′er, -or; Desolā′tion, waste: destruction: a place desolated.—adj. Des′olatory. [L. desolāre, -ātum—de, inten., and solāre, to make alone—solus, alone.]
The numerical value of desolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of desolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems.
The most surprising thing that's come out of these images is the potential opportunity to catch the time when Jezero Crater transitioned from an Earth-like habitable environment, to this desolate landscape wasteland we see now, these boulder beds may be records of this transition, and we haven't seen this in other places on Mars.
It's pretty desolate up here, and it's built on the side of the mountain, so if you try to get out, once you get out, you have no idea where you're going, it's a good place to keep people that don't want to be here.
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- пуст, необитаван, безлюден, обезлюдявам, необитаем, безутешен, безнадежден, опустошавамBulgarian
- trostlos, verlassen, ödeGerman
- hüljatud, kõleEstonian
- خالی از سکنهPersian
- hävittää, autioittaa, hylätä, masentaaFinnish
- désoler, ravager, désoléFrench
- सुनसान, निर्जन, बंजर, उजाड़, वीरानHindi
- elhagyatott, kihalt, lakhatatlan, reménytelenHungarian
- բարձիթողի, լքված, ամայի, անմխիթար, անբնակ, թշվառArmenian
- nero, desolato, deserto, abbandonatoItalian
- 寂しい, 寂れたJapanese
- abandonat, deșertRomanian
- безнадëжный, упадочный, оскудевший, скудный, покинутый, пустынный, необитаемыйRussian
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