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desert

 
Adjective desert has 1 sense
  1. desert, godforsaken, waste, wild - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
    Antonym: hospitable (indirect, via inhospitable)
Noun desert has 1 sense
  1. desert - an arid region with little or no vegetation
    --1 is a kind of
    geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region; biome
    --1 has particulars:
     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
Verb desert has 2 senses
  1. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
    --1 is one way to leave
    Derived forms: noun desertion1, noun deserter1, noun deserter2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot desert Sue
  2. defect, desert - 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"
    --2 is one way to flee, fly, take flight
    Derived forms: noun desertion2, noun deserter1, noun deserter2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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