Crossword clues for desert
- Dry expanse
- Arid expanse
- Painted, for one
- Oasis locale
- ___ Tages (someday, in German)
- View from an oasis
- Tucson's environs
- Topographical adjective
- Throw over
- The Sahara, for one
- Syrian or Nubian
- Storm in Kuwait?
- Sahara, for instance
- Rub' al Khali, for one
- Rommel's milieu
- Rainless expanse
- Mojave, e.g
- Low-rain region
- Inhospitable place
- Gila monster's habitat
- "Somewhere on a ___ highway, she rides a Harley Davidson"
- What Antarctica is, technically
- Vast hot wasteland
- The Sahara or Mojave, for example
- The Road Runner's home
- The Kalahari, for one
- The Gobi or Sahara, for example
- Taklamakan, e.g
- Shirk one's duty, in a big way
- Sandy expanse
- Sahara, say
- Rub' al Khali, e.g
- Rattlesnake's home
- Place for mirages
- Parched place
- Painted ___, Ariz
- Oasis' environment
- Oasis location
- Nubian or Sonoran
- Nevada, mainly
- Negev, e.g
- Nefud, e.g
- Much of Nevada
- Most of the United Arab Emirates
- Mojave, for one
- Mojave or Sahara
- Mirage site
- Leave one's post
- Las Vegas region
- Kalahari, for example
- Jump ship
- Gobi or Painted
- Go overboard, perhaps
- Go out of service?
- Food ___ (place where affordable food is hard to come by)
- Dry region
- Dennis DeYoung "___ Moon"
- Death Valley, for example
- Common chuckwalla habitat
- Black Rock in Nevada
- Be a front runner?
- Australia's Gibson, e.g
- Arizona's is painted
- Arizona scene
- Arid land
- Arid area
- Antarctica, for one
- Antarctica, for example
- About 25% of California
- Abandon — wilderness
- ___ rat (prospector)
- Abandon one’s country, taking discs here with you?
- Soldier and sailor back after leave
- Fair punishment, as only sweets mentioned
- Go AWOL
- Camel country
- Rub' al Khali, e.g.
- Sahara, e.g.
- Gila monster's home
- Barren area
- "The English Patient" setting
- Xerophyte's home
- Leave high and dry
- Dry land
- Leave alone
- Most of Mauritania
- Roughly a third of the earth's land surface
- Prickly pear's place
- Abandon ship
- Jerboa's home
- Leave in the lurch
- Much of Arabia
- Leave one's company?
- Hot spot
- An arid region with little or no vegetation
- Gobi or Mojave
- Play turncoat
- Taklamakan, e.g.
- Mojave or Gobi
- Act the rat
- Nefud, e.g.
- Land of sand
- Ariz.'s Painted ___
- Kalahari or Thar
- Oasis environment
- Saguaro locale
- Just reward
- Negev, e.g.
- "The ___ Song": Romberg
- Gobi or Sahara
- Gobi, e.g.
- Become a permanent AWOL
- Romberg's "___ Song"
- Negev or Nefud
- Painted ___, Ariz.
- Gobi or Negev
- Home of a sidewinder
- Ocotillo's milieu
- Valentino's milieu
- Gobi, for one
- Wilderness of chopped up dead trees
- What’s just sweet to the ear?
- Waterless area
- Something sandy or maroon?
- Abandon virtue
- Leave somewhere uncultivated
- Leave pudding? Gutted!
- Leave pudding son heartily rejected
- Leave last of apples out of pudding
- Abandon waste
- Arid region
- Run off waste
- Abandon desolate area
- Much of Mongolia
- Much of Chile
- Leave stranded
- Sahara, for one
- Sahara, e.g
- Run out on
- Leave without leave
- Oasis setting
- Joshua tree habitat
- Gobi, e.g
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Desert \De*sert"\ (d[-e]*z[~e]rt"), n. [OF. deserte, desserte, merit, recompense, fr. deservir, desservir, to merit. See Deserve.] That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
According to their deserts will I judge them.
--Ezek. vii. 27.
Andronicus, surnamed Pius
For many good and great deserts to Rome.
His reputation falls far below his desert.
Syn: Merit; worth; excellence; due.
Desert \Des"ert\ (d[e^]z"[~e]rt), n. [F. d['e]sert, L. desertum, from desertus solitary, desert, pp. of deserere to desert; de- + serere to join together. See Series.]
A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa which are destitute of moisture and vegetation.
A dreary desert and a gloomy waste.
A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord.
Note: Also figuratively.
Before her extended Dreary and vast and silent, the desert of life.
Desert \Des"ert\, a. [Cf. L. desertus, p. p. of deserere, and F. d['e]sert. See 2d Desert.] Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
He . . . went aside privately into a desert place.
--Luke ix. 10.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Desert flora (Bot.), the assemblage of plants growing naturally in a desert, or in a dry and apparently unproductive place.
Desert hare (Zo["o]l.), a small hare ( Lepus sylvaticus, var. Arizon[ae]) inhabiting the deserts of the Western United States.
Desert mouse (Zo["o]l.), an American mouse ( Hesperomys eremicus), living in the Western deserts.
Desert \De*sert"\, v. i. To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.
The soldiers . . . deserted in numbers.
Syn: To abandon; forsake; leave; relinquish; renounce; quit; depart from; abdicate. See Abandon.
Desert \De*sert"\ (d[-e]*z[~e]rt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserting.] [Cf. L. desertus, p. p. of deserere to desert, F. d['e]serter. See 2d Desert.]
To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country. ``The deserted fortress.''
(Mil.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to leave one's duty," late 14c., from Old French deserter (12c.) "leave," literally "undo or sever connection," from Late Latin desertare, frequentative of Latin deserere "to abandon, to leave, forsake, give up, leave in the lurch," from de- "undo" (see de-) + serere "join together, put in a row" (see series). Military sense is first recorded 1640s. Related: Deserted; deserting.
"wasteland," early 13c., from Old French desert (12c.) "desert, wilderness, wasteland; destruction, ruin," from Late Latin desertum (source of Italian diserto, Old Provençal dezert, Spanish desierto), literally "thing abandoned" (used in Vulgate to translate "wilderness"), noun use of neuter past participle of Latin deserere "forsake" (see desert (v.)).\n
\nSense of "waterless, treeless region" was in Middle English and gradually became the main meaning. Commonly spelled desart in 18c., which is not etymological but at least avoids confusion with the other two senses of the word. Classical Latin indicated this idea with deserta, plural of desertus.
"suitable reward or punishment" (now usually plural and with just), c.1300, from Old French deserte, noun use of past participle of deservir "be worthy to have," ultimately from Latin deservire "serve well" (see deserve).
Etymology 1 n. (senseid en deserved)(context usually in plural English) That which is deserved or merit; a just punishment or reward Etymology 2
Abandoned, deserted, or uninhabited; usually of a place. n. A barren area of land or desolate terrain, especially one with little water or vegetation; a wasteland. Etymology 3
1 To leave (anything that depends on one's presence to survive, exist, or succeed), especially when contrary to a promise or obligation; to abandon; to forsake. 2 To leave one's duty or post, especially to leave a military or naval unit without permission.
n. an arid region with little or no vegetation
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" [syn: defect]
Desert were an electronic and house music duo from Liverpool, England. Members of the outfit are the producers Paul Kane and Paul Pringle. In 2001 they hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Lettin' Ya Mind Go". They also reached number 74 in the UK Singles Chart. In 2002 their follow-up, "I See the Light," peaked at #34 in the Hot Dance Club Play listings.
In particle physics, the desert refers to a theorized gap in energy scales, between the TeV scale and the GUT scale, in which no new physics appears. According to this theory, above the scale of approximately 10 eV, below which all the Standard Model particles were discovered by 2013, there are no new particles to be discovered, until reaching the scale of approximately 10 eV. It can also be described as a gap in the lengths involved, with no new physics below 10 m (the currently probed length scale) and above 10 m (the GUT length scale).
The idea of the desert was motivated by the observation of approximate, order of magnitude, gauge coupling unification at the GUT scale. Adding additional new physics at an intermediate scale generically disrupts the gauge coupling unification. With the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model particle content, adjustment of parameters can make this unification exact. This unification is not unique, since alternative scenarios like the Katoptron model can also lead to exact unification after a similar energetic desert. If neutrino masses are due to a seesaw mechanism, the seesaw scale should lie within the desert.
The desert theory is attractive because, in such a scenario, measurements of TeV scale physics at the LHC and the near-future ILC will allow extrapolation all the way up to the GUT scale.
The alternative to the desert is one or more new physical theories, with new particles, fields or other phenomena unfolding with every few orders of magnitude increase in the energy scale.
“Désert” is Émilie Simon's debut single, released in October 2002. The song was a huge success both critically and commercially in her homeland. In the United States, a single for the English version was released in late 2006.
A desert is a geographic area that receives little precipitation.
Desert may also refer to:
- Desert (particle physics), a theorized gap in energy scales, in which no new physics appears
- Desert (philosophy), the condition of being deserving of something
- Desertion, the abandonment of a duty or post without permission
- Desert, County Tyrone, a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
- Desert, Texas, an unincorporated community in Collin County
In art and entertainment:
- Desert (band), an English electronic and house music duo
- "The Desert" (Avatar: The Last Airbender), an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender
- The Desert (Dragon Prince), a fictional Princedom (or country) in Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince and Dragon Star novel trilogies
- Le désert, an ode-symphonie by Félicien David
- Déserts, a musical composition by Edgard Varese
- "Desert", a song by D'espairsRay from Mirror
Desert in philosophy is the condition of being deserving of something, whether good or bad.
Désert may refer to:
- "Désert" (song), a 2002 song by Émilie Simon
- Désert (novel), a 1980 novel by J. M. G. Le Clézio
Désert is a novel written by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio, considered to be one of his breakthrough novels. It won the Académie française's Grand Prix Paul Morand in 1980.
Usage examples of "desert".
Railway to Baliani, the post-boat to Assouan, and then two days on a camel in the Libyan desert, with an Ababdeh guide, and three baggage-camels to tie one down to their own exasperating pace.
Thence they passed through the desert country of the Ababdeh, and came in sight of a broad grey tract stretching across their path.
The raw rock mountains shadowed in the late sun and to the east the shimmering abscissa of the desert plains under a sky where raincurtains hung dark as soot all along the quadrant.
Bernard Shaw justified the Abyssinian conquest of Italy by saying that there was danger to human life while passing through the Dankal desert.
In a few days the English cannon had been placed in a circle round the fort, and set such strange music humming in the ears of the besieged that the Acadian farmers deserted and the priest nervously thought of flight.
It was a century plant-a desert agave that bloomed once every hundred years.
He laid the agave leaf beside him and stared out into the blinding desert.
Great numbers of the Alani, appeased by the punctual discharge of the engagements which Aurelian had contracted with them, relinquished their booty and captives, and quietly retreated to their own deserts, beyond the Phasis.
The Huns, with their flocks and herds, their wives and children, their dependents and allies, were transported to the west of the Volga, and they boldly advanced to invade the country of the Alani, a pastoral people, who occupied, or wasted, an extensive tract of the deserts of Scythia.
A chill, arid wind blew from the mountains of the Jabal Alawite across the lava rock and gravel desert of Badiyat Ash-sham.
UIA reports arrived month after month, endlessly piling confusion upon confusion as his three distant enemies across the sea laughed and joked and dealt the cards that spun out their game over the years in the eternal city, as Nubar brooded over hearsay and hints and shadowy allegations in his castle tower in Albania, safe and far away as he wanted to be, as indeed he had to be so great was his fear of the conflicting clues of the Old City that rose above time and the desert, at home in his castle tower safely handling charts and numbers to his satisfaction, safely arranging concepts.
Plateau of Chasms, loomed from the desert, a long ribbon of blue stone running three hundred miles from Algeria into the kingdom of Tripoli, skirting the edge of the Ahaggar Mountains and the lush oases that dotted the southern desert.
Four-fifths of Algeria was desert, there was no timber, and the only arable land was two hundred miles away along the sea.
Zarqa-Azraq road, traveling north from Amman, veering east into the desert.
No rumor was too extreme to find its way into the fanciful legends that foreign travelers heard repeated with awe in Amman, the desert capital of Jordan.