Word "DESERT" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
Synonyms:
defect
Examples:
If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonyms:
abandon, desolate, forsake
Examples:
The mother deserted her children

Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
arid land with little or no vegetation

Crossword Clues for DESERT

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Clue Source Date
Arid area Wall Street Journal 04 Jun 2022
Low-rain region Newsday 18 May 2022
Arid region Irish Times Simplex 15 Apr 2022
Abscond — wasteland The Guardian Quick 17 Mar 2022
Arid expanse Thomas Joseph 01 Mar 2022
Abandon Universal 09 Feb 2022
Turns one's back on piano out of desperation Irish Times Crosaire 03 Feb 2022
Abandon; arid area The Times Concise 24 Dec 2021
Arid area of sand Irish Times Simplex 06 Nov 2021
Barren area The Guardian Quick 26 Oct 2021
Region like the Sahara Newsday 12 Oct 2021
Dry expanse Thomas Joseph 02 Oct 2021
Leave alone Wall Street Journal 05 May 2021
Turns one's back on piano out of desperation Irish Times Crosaire 07 Apr 2021
Rested awkwardly in ditch Irish Times Crosaire 23 Mar 2021
Abandon The Sun Two Speed 16 Mar 2021
Turn one's back on Sahara? The Sun Two Speed 16 Mar 2021
Hot spot New York Times 03 Mar 2021
Leave in the lurch Wall Street Journal 06 Feb 2021
Abandon course after losing heart The Telegraph Cryptic 05 Feb 2021
Doctor rested in wasteland The Sun Two Speed 20 Jan 2021
Gobi, e.g The Sun Two Speed 20 Jan 2021
Leave stranded Newsday 06 Jan 2021
Arid region Irish Times Simplex 02 Dec 2020
The Sahara, for one Newsday 10 Nov 2020
Leave dry The Telegraph Toughie 18 Aug 2020
Arid area of sand Irish Times Simplex 17 Aug 2020
Abandon The Telegraph Quick 07 Aug 2020
Gobi or Mojave New York Times 06 Jul 2020
Leave as, say, saxophone backing comes round second time The Telegraph Toughie 26 Jun 2020
Ditch New York Times 29 May 2020
Walk away from barren place The Telegraph Cryptic 17 May 2020
Oasis' environment Newsday 15 Mar 2020
Mojave, for one Universal 05 Mar 2020
About 25% of California LA Times Daily 22 Feb 2020
About 25% of California The Washington Post 22 Feb 2020
Run away from heartless fool perhaps The Telegraph Cryptic 05 Dec 2019
Be a front runner? Wall Street Journal 26 Oct 2019
Dry zone Jonesin 10 Sep 2019
Dry stretch Premier Sunday 18 Aug 2019
Leave pudding after losing heart The Telegraph Cryptic 23 Jul 2019
Negev, e.g Jonesin 07 May 2019
Joshua tree habitat LA Times Daily 02 May 2019
Joshua tree habitat The Washington Post 02 May 2019
Much of Chile New York Times 09 Feb 2019
Leave in the lurch USA Today 02 Jan 2019
Joshua tree habitat
Much of Chile
Be a front runner?
Leave in the lurch
Abandon LA Times Daily 30 Dec 2018
Abandon The Washington Post 30 Dec 2018
Turn one's back on wasteland? The Sun Two Speed 12 Dec 2018
Mirage site The Washington Post 09 Nov 2018
Mirage site LA Times Daily 09 Nov 2018
Go overboard, perhaps Wall Street Journal 05 Sep 2018
Abandon hot place noted for its rats The Telegraph Cryptic 24 Aug 2018
Sandy wilderness The Telegraph Quick 18 Aug 2018
Sahara, e.g. The Telegraph Quick 20 Jun 2018
Sahara, for one Newsday 22 May 2018
Leave in the lurch Universal 08 May 2018
Antarctica, for one New York Times 27 Apr 2018
Gila monster's habitat USA Today 19 Apr 2018
Kalahari, e.g. The Telegraph Quick 07 Apr 2018
Waterless area The Times Concise 21 Mar 2018
Arid area of land Irish Times Simplex 06 Feb 2018
Leave afters with only one portion of seconds The Telegraph Cryptic 05 Feb 2018
Antarctica, for example The Washington Post 19 Jan 2018
Antarctica, for example LA Times Daily 19 Jan 2018
Rattlesnake's home The Washington Post Sunday 07 Jan 2018
Go AWOL permanently USA Today 07 Jan 2018
Leave somewhere dry The Sun Two Speed 05 Jan 2018
Mirage site
Antarctica, for one
Abandon
Antarctica, for example
Leave in the lurch
Go overboard, perhaps
Go AWOL permanently
Gila monster's habitat
____ lynx is another name for a caracal The Times Specialist Sunday 17 Dec 2017
Arid region The Times Concise 08 Nov 2017
Oasis setting Thomas Joseph 24 Aug 2017
Oasis locale USA Today 14 Jul 2017
Leave The Telegraph Quick 21 Mar 2017
Sahara, Gobi, etc The Telegraph Quick 22 Jan 2017
Gobi or Mojave Eugene Sheffer 19 Jan 2017
Oasis locale
Defect, forsake Irish Times Simplex 30 Nov 2016
Dry expanse Thomas Joseph 10 Nov 2016
Gobi, for one Eugene Sheffer 10 Sep 2016
One of those similar to 5 down on the telephone in wilderness Irish Times Crosaire 11 Mar 2016
Leave desolate place The Telegraph Cryptic 13 Feb 2016
Leave without leave USA Today 12 Feb 2016
Mojave or Gobi LA Times Daily 04 Jan 2016
Leave without leave
Mojave or Gobi
Sandy expanse USA Today 30 Dec 2015
Mojave, e.g Premier Sunday 20 Dec 2015
Leave in the lurch Irish Times Simplex 17 Nov 2015
Leave without leave The Washington Post 16 Nov 2015
Abandon in wilderness The Telegraph Cryptic 14 Nov 2015
Much of Nevada LA Times Daily 30 Oct 2015
Barren area USA Today 26 Oct 2015
Sahara, for instance Newsday 20 Oct 2015
Australia's Gibson, e.g Wall Street Journal 08 Oct 2015
Abandon land too dry to raise crops The Telegraph Cryptic 21 Sep 2015
Abandon USA Today 25 Aug 2015
Sweet son abandoning wilderness The Times Cryptic 05 Feb 2015
Go out of service?
Much of Nevada
Abandon
Sandy expanse
Barren area
Sahara, for instance
Mojave, e.g.
Australia's Gibson, e.g.
Leave high and dry
Leave high and dry
"Somewhere on a ___ highway, she rides a Harley Davidson"
Hot spot
Leave in the lurch
Leave one's company?
Much of Arabia
Abandon
Barren area
Leave one's post
Inhospitable place
Death Valley, for example
Dennis DeYoung "___ Moon"
Wasteland
Most of Mauritania
What Antarctica is, technically
Dry zone
Death Valley, for example
With 44-Down, setting for 20-, 35- and 54-Across
Saguaro locale
Abandon
Jerboa's home
Sahara, for one
Sahara, for one
Low-rain region
Sahara, for one
Rainless expanse
Low-rain region
Prickly pear's place
Parched place
Abandon
Nubian or Sonoran
Common chuckwalla habitat
Common chuckwalla habitat
Abandon
Most of the United Arab Emirates
Hot spot
The Kalahari, for one
Most of 49-Down
The Kalahari, for one
Leave without leave
Most of 49-Down
Gila monster's home
Shirk one's duty, in a big way
Joshua tree habitat
Shirk one's duty, in a big way
Arid expanse
"The English Patient" setting
Abandon
Topographical adjective
Strand
Leave
22 Across, for one
Dry land
Leave without leave
The Road Runner's home
Roughly a third of the earth's land surface
Jerboa's home
Rub' al Khali, for one
Most of Mauritania
Gila monster's habitat
Gobi or Mojave
Leave stranded
Forsake
Xerophyte's home
Gobi, for one
Atacama, e.g.
Rommel's milieu
Painted, for one
Jump ship
Jump ship
Dry land
Leave
Joshua tree habitat
Abandon
Go AWOL
Storm in Kuwait?
"The English Patient" setting
Sahara, for one
Gobi, e.g.
Much of Mongolia
Bail out on
Leave alone
Abandon
Gobi, e.g.
"New York is the great stone ___": Israel Zangwill
Leave in the lurch
Sandy tract
Gobi or Sahara
Abandon
Throw over
Leave in the lurch
Syrian or Nubian
Run out on
Forsake
Run out on
Atacama, for one
Rommel's milieu
Rommel's milieu
Forsake
Forsake
Defect
Storm in Kuwait?
Hot spot
Dry region
Gobi, e.g.
Kalahari, for one
Kalahari, e.g.
"The Sheik" setting
Leave high and dry
Gila monster's habitat
Gobi, for one
Sandy expanse
Gobi, for one
Abandon
Wasteland
Leave flat
Arid area
Word before Storm or Shield
Sandy land
Abandon
Gila monster's home
Gobi or Mohave
Barren
Leave high and dry
Leave one's post
Dune locale
Gila monster s home
Leave in the lurch
Very dry region, as the Sahara
Gobi or Mojave
___ Shield
Barren area
Gobi or Sahara
Forsake
Gobi or Mojave
Gila monster's home
Sahara, e.g.
Kalahari or Gobi
Leave in the lurch
Hot spot
Leave in a lurch
Rommel's milieu
Storm in Kuwait?
Mirage site
Rub' al Khali, e.g.
Ditch
Camel country
Meerkat's milieu
Strand
Forsake
Saguaro locale
Go AWOL
Land of sand
Nefud, e.g.
Forsake
Act the rat
Kalahari or Thar
Oasis environment
Taklamakan, e.g.
Mojave or Gobi
Apostatize
Home of a sidewinder
Leave high and dry
Valentino's milieu
Ocotillo's milieu
Ariz.'s Painted ___
Wasteland
Play turncoat
Negev, e.g.
Just reward
Negev or Nefud
Gobi or Negev
Painted ___, Ariz.
Gobi or Sahara
Become a permanent AWOL
Gobi, e.g.
Romberg's "___ Song"
"The ___ Song": Romberg
___ rat (prospector)
Gobi or Painted
Painted, for one
Arizona's is painted
Run out on.
The Negev, for one.
One kind of island.
Forsake.
Abandon.
Black Rock, for one.
Large part of Iran.
Mojave.
Painted ___.
The Negev.
Periphery of Palm Springs.
See 30 Across.
Mohave.
Mojave, for one.
___ fox.
Mohave region.
Geographical feature.
Wilderness.
Palm Springs environment.
Painted ___ in Arizona.
Palm Springs environs.
The Negeb or the Nafud.
The Mojave, for example.
Region left unoccupied.
Setting for 51 Down.
Recent Disney project.
The Mojave.
White Sands, for instance.
Imperial Valley.
One-fifth of the world's land.
Black Rock in Nevada.
Arizona scene.
The Mojave, for instance.
Israeli reclamation project.
Mojave or Gobi.
Nearly half of earth's surface.
Dry land.
The Negeb.
What Negeb is.
Nevada, mainly
"The English Patient" setting
Food ___ (place where affordable food is hard to come by)
Vast hot wasteland
Run out on
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