Definitions for desert

Definitions for (noun) desert

Main entry: desert

Definition: arid land with little or no vegetation

Definitions for (verb) desert

Main entry: abandon, forsake, desert, desolate

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

Usage: The mother deserted her children

Main entry: desert

Definition: leave behind

Usage: the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period

Main entry: defect, desert

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

Usage: If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

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