Desert Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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- an arid region with little or no vegetation
- leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
- 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"
- located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
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- arid land with little or no vegetation
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Desert Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A desert biome is an area that receives less than 25 cm (about 9.8 inches) of rainfall a year. Such areas cover about 33% of the land on Earth and include areas with a wide variety of land surfaces - from sand or sand dunes to snow, and supporting a correspondingly wide variety of animals and plants. Deserts sometimes expand. This is called desertification.
Deserts are found in many places including: the western part of North America, Western Asia, Central Australia, South America, and South and North Africa. Many, such as the Sahara, are very hot during the day and have chilly nights,
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'Desert' example sentence in quotations
* Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil - Golda Meir
* Jesus' ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made--life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control - Joan B. Campbell
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Desert Sample Sentences in News
- Associa’s Desert Resort Management Announces Employee Promotions
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- Desert Ridge pulls away to rout Red Mountain 49-23
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- Woman, 79, Survives Five Days Lost in Arizona Desert
Ethel Crescenzo was going to a Scottsdale casino on Oct. 14 when she wound up lost in the desert. She was found Sunday after slipping down an embankment. Read more on this news related to 'Desert'