Translation of "desert" - English-Italian dictionary

desert

noun uk /ˈdez·ət/ us /ˈdez·ərt/

A2 a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

deserto
the Sahara Desert il deserto del Sahara
verb uk /dɪˈzɜːt/ us /dɪˈzɜrt/

to leave a place, so that it is empty

abbandonare
People desert the city on summer weekends and go to the beaches. La gente abbandona le città nei fine settimana in estate per andare al mare.

to leave the army without permission

disertare
He deserted his post. Ha disertato il suo posto.

to leave someone and never come back

abbandonare
He deserted his wife and children. Ha abbandonato la moglie e i figli.

(Translation of “desert” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)