Definition of 'desert'
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The banks are getting their just deserts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The area was deserted on the days we visited. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The forest had given way to desert. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By day and especially by night, the place was deserted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Expect wacky races across the desert in souped-up beach buggies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In short, walking the desert is just walking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Likewise, those that see a deserted beach are usually happy to spend long periods in their own company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The next day I woke to eyeballs that felt like they'd been baking under a desert sun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three people were missing last night in Australia's western desert region prompting fears that their vehicle had been swept off a track by rising floods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the desert you can land where you want. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When they stopped doing that fine thing they seemed to be getting their just deserts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The disease is carried in desert dust and people who work outside are particularly vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The style of desert warfare is almost naval in its tactics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are especially high concentrations in desert regions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Two others escaped after the attack on their cars in a desert area. The Sun (2010)But is it as much a cultural desert as a geographical one? Times, Sunday Times (2011)We turned the corner and walked down a deserted street. The Other Side of MeThe desert is the place where anything goes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was the only way the deserted monastery could be reached. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The scene is a deserted beach in the north of the island. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was clear who the criminals were and they got their just deserts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More than a dozen neighbourhoods that previously housed hundreds of thousands of people are deserted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sheer scale of the desert scenes leaves you gasping and the electric blue and orange landscapes sear your eyeballs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of the army there has deserted, taking arms and men to the rebels. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Desert lands have become jungles, and visa versa. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A group of schoolboys run amok when they are abandoned on a desert island. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Jail regime in crowded cells in the desert sun is so harsh that prisoners die of hunger or exhaustion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the winter the rain leaks through the seams; in the summer there is no escape from the scorching desert sun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 24 tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Air pollution episodes such as last week's happen between one and five times a year, although usually without desert dust. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A drama still slogging on through the Middle Eastern deserts hardly adapts to the demands of showbiz. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As England realised that they would have to work hard for their gains for the first time this series, their good humour deserted them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'desert'
British English: desert /ˈdɛzət/ NOUN
A desert is a large area of land, usually in a hot region, which has almost no water, rain, trees, or plants.
...the Sahara Desert.
- American English: desert
- Arabic: صَحْرَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: deserto
- Chinese: 沙漠
- Croatian: pustinja
- Czech: poušť
- Danish: ørken
- Dutch: woestijn
- European Spanish: desierto
- Finnish: autiomaa
- French: désert
- German: Wüste
- Greek: έρημος
- Italian: deserto
- Japanese: 砂漠
- Korean: 사막
- Norwegian: ørken
- Polish: pustynia
- European Portuguese: deserto
- Romanian: deșert
- Russian: пустыня
- Spanish: desierto
- Swedish: öken
- Thai: ทะเลทราย
- Turkish: çöl
- Ukrainian: пустеля
- Vietnamese: sa mạc
Definition of desert from the Collins English Dictionary
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