Another word for desert
waste, sand, wastelands, sahara, wilderness, badlands, barren plains, barrens, arid region, deserted region, sand dunes, lava beds, uncultivated expanse, infertile area, infertile region, salt flats, alkali flats, abandoned country, dust bowl; see also wilderness. See syn. study at waste.
Famous deserts include: Sahara, Kalahari, Kara Kum, Great Basin, Sonoran, Painted, Death Valley, Mojave, Atakama, Negev, Arabian, Rub" al Khali, Great Sandy, Dahna, Patagonian, Persian, Samnan, Tarim, Sinkiang, Gobi, Shamo, Great Victoria, Great Australian, Gidi, Libyan.
To abandon in time of trouble
To leave military service, one's post, etc.
defect, be absent without leave, abandon one's post, sneak off, make off, abscond, run away from duty, run away from military service, go AWOL*, decamp, violate one's oath, leave unlawfully, go over the hill*, rat*, take French leave*, play truant*; see also abandon 2.
Another word for desertnoun
A tract of unproductive land:badlands, barren (often used in plural), waste, wasteland, wilderness. See rich
Something justly deserved.Often used in plural: comeuppance, due, guerdon, recompense, reward, wage (often used in plural). (Informal) lump1 (used in plural). Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming. See reward
To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again:abandon, forsake, leave1, quit, throw over. Idioms: run out on, walk out on. See keep
To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another:apostatize, defect, renegade, tergiversate, turn. (Slang) rat. Idioms: change sides, turn one's coat. See approach, trust