desert

A desert on Mars

Meanings

Noun

Adjective

  • Usually of a place: abandoned, deserted, or uninhabited.

Verb

Origin (beta)

  • From Middle English desert, deseert, from Old French deserte, from deservir, from Vulgar Latin dēserviō ("to gain or merit by giving service").
  • From Middle English desert, from Old French desert, from Latin dēsertum, past participle of desero. Displaced native .
  • Borrowed from French déserter, from Late Latin desertō, from Latin desertus, from deserō.

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