Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of desert | Another word for desert | What is desert?

Definition 1: (usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment - [noun denoting attribute]

(desert is a kind of ...) the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

"there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"

(desert is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: arid land with little or no vegetation - [noun denoting location]

(desert is a kind of ...) a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

(desert is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is an instance of desert) an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in southern Israel

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in Namibia extending along the coast between the high plateau and the Atlantic Ocean

(... is an instance of desert) a desert area in southern California and western Arizona

(... is an instance of desert) the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea

(... is an instance of desert) a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona

(... is an instance of desert) a semiarid region in southern South America

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in southern Saudi Arabia

(... is an instance of desert) the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa

(... is an instance of desert) a desert region of central Australia

(... is an instance of desert) a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in southwestern Arizona

(... is an instance of desert) a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in western China

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana

(... is an instance of desert) a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in western Chile that extends roughly 600 miles south from the Peruvian border; one of the driest areas in the world, but rich in nitrate and copper deposits

(... is an instance of desert) general name given to all desert areas in Australia

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in northwestern Nevada

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico

(... is an instance of desert) an arid region of southeastern California

(... is an instance of desert) a salt desert in north central Iran

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in eastern Iran

(... is an instance of desert) a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America

(... is an instance of desert) a desert area in western Australia

(... is an instance of desert) a desert area in southern Arizona

(... is an instance of desert) a desert in central China

(... is an instance of desert) a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert

(... is an instance of desert) a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain

(... is an instance of desert) a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan

(desert is a part of ...) a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)

Definition 3: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch - [verb of cognition]

Samples where desert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother deserted her children

Synonyms for desert in the sense of this definition

(desert is a kind of ...) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

"She left a mess when she moved out" "His good luck finally left him" "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage" "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

(... is a kind of desert ) abandon by leaving out in the open air

"The infant was exposed by the teenage mother" "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

(... is a kind of desert ) leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

"She walked out on her husband and children"

(... is a kind of desert ) forsake

"ditch a lover"

(... is a kind of desert ) leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

"the travellers were marooned"

Definition 4: leave behind - [verb of motion]

Samples where desert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period

(desert is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Samples where desert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Synonyms for desert in the sense of this definition

(desert is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of desert ) desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

(desert implies ...) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

More words

Another word for desensitizing

Another word for desensitize

Another word for desensitization technique

Another word for desensitization procedure

Another word for desensitization

Another word for desert boot

Another word for desert four o'clock

Another word for desert fox

Another word for desert holly

Another word for desert iguana


Other word for desert iguana

desert iguana meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce desert iguana