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"
Definitions from Wiktionary
- arid land with little or no vegetation
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Desert Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A desert is a dry biome. It gets less than 25 cm (about 9.8 inches) of rainfall a year. Another source defines it as "any region that can have a moisture deficit over the course of a year. In other words, they can have less rainfall in a year than they give up through evaporation".
These kinds of areas cover about 33% of the land on Earth. That includes much of Antarctica, where large areas get no snow at all. The largest hot desert is the Sahara desert, in northern Africa, covering 9 million square kilometers.
Deserts land surfaces are various – examples are stones, sand dunes and snow. They have a wide variety of animals and plants. Deserts sometimes expand (desertification), and sometimes contract.
Deserts are found in 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 cold 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
- An unnecessary delay for Mojave Desert renewable energy plan
Federal and state officials have spent six years examining how best to allocate land in the Mojave Desert to satisfy two disparate environmental imperatives: renewable energy to reduce Californians' thirst for gas and oil, and conservation to preserve unique places and protect wildlife in the... Read more on this news related to 'Desert'
- GHA Companies Announces Plans for a New, Innovative Mixed-Use Development in Palm Desert
Palm Desert -- Mario J. Gonzales of GHA Companies, one of the most respected developers of residential and commercial properties in the Coachella Valley, today announced the approval of the master plan ... Read more on this news related to 'Desert'
- Palm Desert College Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis
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