desert

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Pronunciation[change]

noun 1
noun 2
  • IPA: /dɪ'zɜ:t/
verb
  • IPA: /dɪ'zɜ:t/
  • enPR: dĭzû(r)t'
  • SAMPA: /dI"z3:(r)t/
  • (file)

Homophones[change]

Noun 1[change]

Singular
desert

Plural
deserts

A desert
  1. A desert is a bare area of land, especially one with little water or plants.


Noun 2[change]

Singular
desert

Plural
deserts

  1. (usually plural) A desert is something that is earned or deserved.

Related phrases[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
desert

Third-person singular
deserts

Past tense
deserted

Past participle
deserted

Present participle
deserting

  1. To leave, abandon or forsake someone or something.
    When he left without us, we felt deserted.