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deserts, 3rd person singular present; deserted, past tense; deserted, past participle; deserting, present participle;
  1. Like a desert
    • - overgrazing has created desert conditions
  2. Uninhabited and desolate
    • - desert wastes
  1. Abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous
    • - he deserted his wife and daughter and went back to England
  2. (of a number of people) Leave (a place), causing it to appear empty
    • - good weather came after the summer hordes had deserted the beaches
  3. (of a quality or ability) Fail (someone), esp. at a crucial moment when most needed
    • - her luck deserted her
  4. (of a soldier) Illegally run away from military service

  1. A person's worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment
    • - the penal system fails to punish offenders in accordance with their deserts

  1. arid land with little or no vegetation
  2. abandon: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  3. defect: 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"
  4. leave behind; "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"
  5. (deserts) an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
  6. A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. ...
  7. Desert is an electronic and house music duo from Liverpool, England. Members of the outfit are the producers Paul Kane and Paul Pringle. In 2001 they hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Lettin' Ya Mind Go". They also reached number 74 in the UK Singles Chart. ...
  8. In Western culture dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food. The word comes from the French language as dessert and this from Old French desservir, "to clear the table" and "to serve. ...
  9. Désert is the title of a novel written by French author and Nobel laureate J. M. G. Le Clézio, considered to be one of his breakthrough novels. It won the Académie française's Grand Prix Paul Morand in 1980.
  10. In particle physics, the desert refers to a theorized gap in energy scales between the TeV scale and the GUT scale in which no new physics appears. The idea of the desert was motivated by the observation of approximate, order of magnitude, gauge coupling unification at the GUT scale. ...
  11. Desert in philosophy is the condition of being deserving of something, whether good or bad. It is related to justice, revenge, blame, punishment and many topics central to moral philosophy. ...
  12. That which is considered to be deserved or merited; a just punishment or reward; To leave (anything that depends on one's presence to survive, exist, or succeed), especially when contrary to a promise or obligation; to abandon; to forsake; To leave one's duty or post, especially to leave a ...
  13. (Deserts) Any dry area with sparse vegetation.
  14. (Deserts) lack of water is the most influential feature. Vegetation is limited and life is based on water conservation. Many animals are active at night to avoid high daytime temperatures.
  15. A region with an average annual rainfall of 10 inches or less.
  16. A type of biome characterized by low moisture levels and infrequent and unpredictable precipitation. Daily and seasonal temperatures fluctuate widely.
  17. Receiving less than 10 inches of precipitation annually.
  18. There are many different definitions which describe a desert. In general, arid areas (or deserts) are areas with low precipitation. For example, the climate maps on our website use a condition of median annual rainfall less than 350 mm to describe an arid area.
  19. One of two types of dry climate-the driest of the dry climates.
  20. a region or habitat lacking rainfall with limited amounts of vegetation
  21. Region and associated communities characterized by low and irregular precipitation and prolonged periods of drought.
  22. An area with little rain and often with hot daytime temperatures.
  23. A very dry land that has little rainfall and cannot sustain much life. There are few trees. The Sahara Desert in North Africa is very hot.
  24. A land area so dry that little or no plant or animal life can survive
  25. Regions of the world that receive less than about 10 inches of rainfall a year. They are typically characterized by extremely hot daytime temperatures and have plant types adapted to low moisture conditions. Many people mistakenly believe you need to live near water to attract nesting martins. ...