Translation of "desert" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /ˈdez·ət/ us /ˈdez·ərt/

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

the Sahara Desert


verb uk /dɪˈzɜːt/ us /dɪˈzɜrt/

to leave a place, so that it is empty

People desert the city on summer weekends and go to the beaches.

to leave the army without permission

He deserted his post.

to leave someone and never come back

He deserted his wife and children.

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