Desert

What is Desert?

Desert is a very dry area of the world, usually covered with rocks or sand (NOTE: Do not confuse with dessert.) (verb) 1. to leave the armed forces without permission The general ordered that all soldiers who had deserted should be captured and shot. 2. to leave someone all alone He deserted his wife when she was expecting their second child.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level