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  Definition of desert
  1. an arid region with little or no vegetation
  2. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  3. 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. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
Similar Words: abandon, forsake, desolate, defect, godforsaken, waste, wild

 

Hyponyms: Arabian Desert, Atacama Desert, Australian Desert, Colorado Desert, Death Valley, Gibson Desert, Gila Desert, Gobi, Gobi Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Kalahari, Kalahari Desert, Libyan Desert, Mojave, Mojave Desert, Mohave, Mohave Desert, Namib Desert, Negev, Negev Desert, Nubian Desert, Painted Desert, Patagonian Desert, Sahara, Sahara Desert, Simpson Desert, Sinai, Sinai Desert, Sonoran Desert, expose, walk out, ditch, maroon, strand, rat

 

Entailments: protest, resist, dissent

 

Derivational Morphology: desertion, abandonment, defection, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, forlornness, loneliness, desolation, forsaking, giving up, apostasy, renunciation

 

Anagrams: rested

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: pustinja   Catalan: desert and desertar  
Croatian: pustinja   Danish: ørken  
Dutch: : deserteren and woestijn   Esperanto: dezerto  
Estonian: kõrb   Finnish: aavikko  
French: désert and déserter   Galician: desertar and deserto  
German: desertieren and Wüste   Hebrew: לערוק and מדבר  
Hindi: मरुस्थल   Hungarian: dezertálni and sivatag  
Icelandic: eyðimörk   Irish: fásach  
Italian: deserto   Japanese: 砂漠 and 脱走  
Korean: 사막   Latvian: dezertēt and tuksnesis  
Malayalam: മരുഭൂമി   Maltese: deżert  
Norwegian: ørken   Polish: pustynia  
Portuguese: desertar and deserto   Russian: дезертировать and пустыня  
Slovene: puščava   Spanish: desertar and desierto  
Swedish: öken   Turkish: çöl  
Welsh: anialwch  
 
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