HyperDic: desert

English > 5 senses of the word desert:
NOUNlocationdesertarid land with little or no vegetation
attributedesert(usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment
VERBcognitiondesert, abandon, forsake, desolateleave someone who needs or counts on you
socialdesert, defectdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
motiondesertleave behind
desert > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'zert; dihzer't
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > desert: 5 senses > noun 1, location
Meaningarid land with little or no vegetation.
InstancesArabian Desert, Great Arabian DesertA desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
Arabian Desert, Eastern DesertA desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea
Atacama DesertA desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desertgeneral name given to all desert areas in Australia
Black Rock DesertA desert in northwestern Nevada
Chihuahuan DesertA desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Colorado DesertAn arid region of southeastern California
Dasht-e-Kavir, Kavir Desert, Great Salt DesertA salt desert in north central Iran
Dasht-e-Lut, Lut DesertA desert in eastern Iran
Death ValleyA desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada
Gibson DesertA desert area in western Australia
Gila DesertA desert area in southern Arizona
Gobi, Gobi DesertA desert in central China
Great Sandy DesertA desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Victoria DesertA desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Kalahari, Kalahari DesertA desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana
Kara Kum, Qara Qum, Turkestan DesertA desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
Kyzyl Kum, Kizil Kum, Qizil QumA desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea
Libyan DesertThe northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
Mojave, Mojave Desert, Mohave, Mohave DesertA desert area in southern California and western Arizona
Namib DesertA desert in Namibia extending along the coast between the high plateau and the Atlantic Ocean
Nefud, An Nefud, Nafud, An NafudA desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
Negev, Negev DesertA desert in southern Israel
Nubian DesertAn arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea
Painted DesertA desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona
Patagonian DesertA semiarid region in southern South America
Rub al-Khali, Ar Rimsal, Dahna, Great Sandy DesertA desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Sahara, Sahara DesertThe world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
Simpson DesertA desert region of central Australia
Sinai, Sinai DesertA desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
Sonoran DesertA desert in southwestern Arizona
Syrian DesertA desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Taklimakan Desert, Taklamakan DesertA desert in western China
Thar Desert, Great Indian DesertA desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
PartsoasisA fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
BroaderbiomeA major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishdesierto, desiertos
Catalandesert
English > desert: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment.
Broaderdeservingness, merit, meritoriousnessThe quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
English > desert: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningLeave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot desert Sue
Example"The mother deserted her children"
Synonymsabandon, forsake, desolate
Narrowerditchforsake
exposeabandon by leaving out in the open air
maroon, strandLeave stranded or isolated / isolated with little hope of rescue
walk outLeave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval
BroaderleaveGo and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
Spanishabandonar, dejar, desamparar, desasistir, desertar
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desemparar, desertar
Nounsdesertera person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
desertera disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
desertionwithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
English > desert: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
Synonymdefect
Entailsprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Narrowerratdesert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
Broaderflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
Spanishabandonar, dejar, desertar
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desertar
Nounsdesertera person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
desertera disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
desertionthe act of giving something up
English > desert: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningLeave behind.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishdesertar
Catalandesertar

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