- [noun] an arid region with little or no vegetation
- [verb] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
Synonyms: abandon, forsake, desolate
- [verb] 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"
- [adjective] located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
Synonyms: godforsaken, waste, wild