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1. desert

verb. ['ˈdɛzɝt, dɪˈzɝːt'] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.

Synonyms

  • strand
  • desolate
  • forsake
  • leave
  • abandon
  • maroon
  • walk out
  • expose

Antonyms

  • log in
  • dock
  • get on
  • come

Etymology

  • déserter (French)
  • desertare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Desert

  • disconcert
  • vanwert
  • subvert
  • reassert
  • mcwhirt
  • dilbert
  • convert
  • concert
  • boisvert
  • unhurt
  • thibert
  • squirt
  • revert
  • pervert
  • mcguirt
  • mcgirt
  • invert
  • insert
  • exert
  • divert
  • dessert
  • spurt
  • skirt
  • schwerdt
  • overt
  • inert
  • flirt
  • evert
  • blurt
  • avert

How do you pronounce desert?

Pronounce desert as ˈdɛzərt.

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How to spell desert? Is it decirte? Or disertai? Common misspellings are:

  • decirte
  • disertai

Sentences with desert


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pull the entire desert broom plant out of the ground, if the plant is small and young.

2. Adjective
It is possible to kill desert broom if you find it in your lawn or property.

Quotes about desert


1. The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes - or it prospers; and anon, Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face, Lighting a little hour or two - is gone.
- Omar Khayyam

2. What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well...
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

3. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
- Washington Irving

2. desert

noun. ['ˈdɛzɝt, dɪˈzɝːt'] arid land with little or no vegetation.

Synonyms

  • oasis
  • piece of ground
  • parcel
  • tract
  • parcel of land
  • biome

Antonyms

  • consolable
  • enter
  • pull in
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • déserter (French)
  • desertare (Latin)

3. desert

verb. ['ˈdɛzɝt, dɪˈzɝːt'] desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.

Synonyms

  • fly
  • resist
  • defect
  • dissent
  • rat
  • flee
  • protest

Antonyms

  • work time
  • stay
  • take office
  • act

Etymology

  • déserter (French)
  • desertare (Latin)

4. desert

verb. ['ˈdɛzɝt, dɪˈzɝːt'] leave behind.

Synonyms

  • leave
  • go forth

Antonyms

  • file in
  • pop in
  • stand still

Etymology

  • déserter (French)
  • desertare (Latin)
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