(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Abandoned, deserted, or uninhabited; usually of a place.

- They were marooned on a desert island in the Pacific.


1. arid land with little or no vegetation

Definition categories: location, biome, parcel, tract

2. (usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment

Definition categories: attribute, deservingness, merit, meritoriousness


1. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

- The mother deserted her children

Similar word(s): abandon, desolate, forsake

Definition categories: cognition, leave

2. 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

Similar word(s): defect

Definition categories: social, flee, fly

3. leave behind

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

Definition categories: motion, leave

Sentences with desert as a verb:

- You can't just drive off and desert me here, in the middle of nowhere.

- Anyone found deserting will be shot.