Definition Of desert


a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.

The world sees the desert as a desolate land offering only hardship and discomfort.

a person's worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment.

the penal system fails to punish offenders in accordance with their deserts

abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous.

he deserted his wife and daughter and went back to England

like a desert.

overgrazing has created desert conditions

Example Of desert

  • As they sat on gray folding chairs in the desert wasteland, the war seemed to be in dismal shape.

  • Either it had been moved by someone, or something as was more likely, or it had been covered by the shifting sands of the desert .

  • He believes that an emphasis on desert not only distorts the Christian message of unconditional love but can lead in practice to cruelty and deprivation.

  • Her mouth and throat were as dry as the desert wastes.

  • his life in the regiment had been such a hell that he decided to desert

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