Desert - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment
- desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army (syn: defect)
- leave behind
The inhabitants had deserted the town.
She had been married for just over a year when her husband deserted her.
He was deserted by his friends and family.
He fell asleep in a desert wood.
In the presence of Socrates, his thoughts seemed to desert him.
Optimism never deserted him.
He deserted from his regiment.
He deserted in the midst of the battle.
I visited him as a man of desert.
He has got his just deserts.
This area of the country is mostly desert.
The plane crash-landed in the desert.
The railroad yard was a desert now.
Helen was deserted by her husband.
Many of the party's traditional voters deserted it at the last election.
present participle: deserting
past tense: deserted
past participle: deserted