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Definitions of desert

  1. To run away from one's post. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To forsake; abandon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To leave: to forsake. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To leave; forsake. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To leave unwarrantably; forsake; abandon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To run from duty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To run away: to quit a service, as the army, without permission. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To quit a service without leave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To forsake a post or service without leave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To forsake; to leave without permission, in violation of duty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. an arid region with little or no vegetation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A deserved reward or punishment; merit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A wilderness; waste; a solitude. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. The reward or punishment deserved: claim to reward: merit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A desolate or barren place: a wilderness: a solitude. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A desolate place; solitude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Desolate; uninhabited; barren. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Merit; reward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Geog. A region destitute of vegetation, rainless, and commonly uninhabitable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The state of deserving, or that which is deserved; merit or demerit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A barren tract of land; a waste solitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. What one deserves either as reward or punishment. See Deserve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Pertaining to a desert. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Deserted: forsaken: desolate: uncultivated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Uninhabited; uncultivated; waste; desolate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for desert

  1. I can't desert him. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. Each family lives as in a desert – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
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