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Desert

Des´ert   Pronunciation: dė`zẽrt´
n.1.That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
According to their deserts will I judge them.
- Ezek. vii. 27.
His reputation falls far below his desert.
- A. Hamilton.
1.A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa which are destitute of moisture and vegetation.
A dreary desert and a gloomy waste.
- Pope.
2.A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
Before her extended
Dreary and vast and silent, the desert of life.
- Longfellow.
a.1.Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
He . . . went aside privately into a desert place.
- Luke ix. 10.
Desert flora
(Bot.) the assemblage of plants growing naturally in a desert, or in a dry and apparently unproductive place.
Desert hare
(Zool.) a small hare (Lepus sylvaticus, var. Arizonæ) inhabiting the deserts of the Western United States.
Desert mouse
(Zool.) an American mouse (Hesperomys eremicus), living in the Western deserts.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Deserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserting.]
2.(Mil.) 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.
v. i.1.To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.
The soldiers . . . deserted in numbers.
- Bancroft.
Noun1.desert - an arid region with little or no vegetation
Verb1.desert - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
2.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"
Synonyms: defect
Adj.1.desert - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
Synonyms: godforsaken, waste, wild
To dream that you are walking through a desert, signifies loss and misfortune. You may be suffering from an attack on your reputation. Deserts are also symbolic of barrenness, loneliness and feelings of isolation and hopelessness.Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Lebensraum, Sahara, Saharan, abscond, absquatulate, acarpous, advantageousness, agreeableness, air space, alkali flat, alluvial plain, anhydrous, apostacize, apostatize, arid, athirst, auspiciousness, back country, bare, barren land, barrens, basin, be unfaithful, beat a retreat, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, betray, bolt, bone-dry, bottomland, break away, break faith, brush, bush, bushveld, campo, celibate, champaign, champaign country, change sides, chastening, chastisement, childless, chuck, class, clear out, clear space, clearance, clearing, coastal plain, cogency, comeuppance, compensation, cut and run, decamp, defect, degenerate, delta, depart, deserted, deserts, deserving, desolate, desolation, discipline, distant prospect, down, downs, drained, dried-up, droughty, dry, dry as dust, due, dust bowl, dusty, elope, empty, empty view, escape, excellence, exhausted, expedience, fail, fairness, fall away, fall off, fallow, favorableness, fell, fineness, first-rateness, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, flee, fly, fruitless, fugitate, gaunt, gelded, glade, go, go AWOL, go back on, go over, goodliness, goodness, grace, grass veld, grassland, healthiness, heath, helpfulness, high and dry, howling wilderness, impotent, ineffectual, infecund, infertile, issueless, jejune, jilt, juiceless, jump, jump bail, just deserts, justice, karroo, kindness, lande, leached, let down, levant, level, like parchment, living space, llano, lonely, lowland, lowlands, lunar landscape, lunar mare, lunar waste, make off, mare, maroon, menopausal, merit, mesa, mesilla, moor, moorland, niceness, nonfertile, nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, open country, open space, outback, pampa, pampas, pass the buck, payment, peneplain, plain, plains, plateau, playa, pleasantness, prairie, profitableness, pull out, punishment, quality, quittance, rat, recompense, renegade, renege, renounce, reprisal, repudiate, requital, retribution, revenge, reward, rewardingness, right, rights, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, run out on, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, sandy, sapless, savanna, sebkha, secede, sell out, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, show the heels, sine prole, skedaddle, skillfulness, skip, skip out, slip the cable, soundness, steppe, sterile, strand, sucked dry, superiority, switch, switch over, table, tableland, take French leave, take flight, take to flight, take wing, teemless, tergiversate, terrain, territory, thirsting, thirsty, throw over, tree veld, tundra, turn, turn against, turn cloak, turn tail, turn traitor, uncultivated, undamped, unfertile, unfruitful, uninhabited, unpeopled, unplowed, unproductive, unprolific, unsown, untilled, unwatered, upland, usefulness, vacant, validity, value, vega, veld, virgin, virtue, virtuousness, wasted, waterless, weald, weary waste, what is due, what is merited, wholeness, wide-open spaces, wild, wildness, wilds, without issue, wold, worth
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