Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun desert

1 sense of desert

Sense 1
desert -- (arid land with little or no vegetation)
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)
       => biome -- (a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb desert

3 senses of desert

Sense 1
abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")
       => leave -- (go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind")

Sense 2
defect, desert -- (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")
       => flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

Sense 3
desert -- (leave behind; "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

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