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Desert Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • 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

* Whatever you are by nature, keep to it never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith

* 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

  • Mariners trade High Desert for Bakersfield
    The Mariners ended an eight year partnership with the High Desert Mavericks and began one with the Bakersfield Blaze. The focus on organizational structure, player development, offseason wish list, etc. has all been put aside. The Mavs have been with the Mariners since 2007. Read more on this news related to 'Desert'
  • South Africa sets 'Nutcracker' in the Kalahari Desert
    Johannesburg (AFP) - It's danced to Tchaikovsky's famous melody, but it's not your traditional Christmas Nutcracker: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen paintings. Read more on this news related to 'Desert'
  • Ancient 'Toothy' Dolphin Fossils Found in Peru Desert
    The dusty Pisco-Ica desert stretches along the coast of southern Peru, but more than 16 million years ago it may have been covered with sparkling water and home to a now-extinct family of dolphins, known as squalodelphinids, according to new findings. "The quality of the fossils places these specimens as some of the best-preserved members of this rare family, Read more on this news related to 'Desert'

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