desert desert  /ˈdɛ zərt/


  1. (n) arid land with little or no vegetation
  2. (v) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  3. (v) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
  4. (v) leave behind


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  1. Needing jobs and housing for its next generation, the desert kingdom has launched an ambitious plan to build five new cities simultaneously.
  2. Dotting the desert roadside are the pitiful results: camels parked beside red-faced tourists embroiled in shouting bouts with their hosts.
  3. A caravan of vintage Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Aston Martins shimmers in the heat of the Jordanian desert.


  1. Desert searched for missing dirt biker

    Authorities are searching the desert north of Grand Junction for a missing dirt biker.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  2. Palm Desert: DUI suspect arrested after ramming truck stopped at red light

    A Palm Desert man has been arrested after he allegedly failed to stop for a red light and rear-ended another driver, authorities reported. Palm Desert Police responded to a traffic accident at 4:15 p.m., Monday June 10 to the intersection of Fred Waring Dr. and Highway 111.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Southwest Riverside News Network

  3. Desert Best Friend's Closet gets help with image

    Priscilla Gonzalez tries on a necklace at Desert Best Friend's Closet in Palm Desert on Thursday. The nonprofit provides free clothing to those in need to help them in job interviews or for life events like the prom.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Desert Sun

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