US: /ˈdɛzɝt/, /dɪˈzɝt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

desert /di'zə:t/
  • danh từ
    • công lao, giá trị
      • a reward equal to desert: sự thưởng xứng đáng với công lao
      • to treat someone according to his deserts: đãi ngộ ai xứng đáng với công lao
    • sự xứng đáng, sự đáng (khen thưởng, trừng phạt...)
    • những người xứng đáng
    • (số nhiều) những cái đáng được (thưởng, phạt)
      • to get (obtain, meet with) one's deserts: được những cái đáng được
  • danh từ
    • sa mạc
    • nơi hoang vắng, nơi quạnh quẽ, nơi vắng vẻ
    • (nghĩa bóng) vấn đề khô khan vô vị
    • tính từ
      • hiu quạnh, quạnh quẽ, vắng vẻ, không người ở
      • bỏ hoang, hoang phế
      • ngoại động từ
        • rời đi, bỏ đi, bỏ trốn, trốn khỏi
          • to desert one's familly: bỏ nhà ra đi
          • to desert an army: đào ngũ
        • ruồng bỏ, bỏ mặc, bỏ rơi
          • to desert a friend in difficulty: bỏ mặc bạn trong lúc khó khăn
          • to desert one's wife: ruồng bỏ vợ
          • his delf-control deserted him: nó không còn tự chủ được nữa
      • nội động từ
        • đào ngũ

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun
      -see also DESERTS [C, U] a large area of land that has very little water and very few plants growing on it. Many deserts are covered by sand: the Sahara Desert + Somalia is mostly desert. + burning desert sands + (figurative) a cultural desert (= a place without any culture)
      + verb
      1 [VN] to leave sb without help or support
      Synonym: ABANDON
      She was deserted by her husband.
      2 [VN] [often passive] to go away from a place and leave it empty
      Synonym: ABANDON
      The villages had been deserted. + The owl seems to have deserted its nest.
      3 to leave the armed forces without permission: [V] Large numbers of soldiers deserted as defeat became inevitable. [also VN]
      4 [VN] to stop using, buying or supporting sth: Why did you desert teaching for politics?
      5 [VN] (written) if a particular quality deserts you, it is not there when you need it: Her courage seemed to desert her for a moment.
      desertion noun [U, C]: She felt betrayed by her husband's desertion. + The army was badly affected by desertions.
      Idioms see SINK v.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 waste, wilderness, wasteland, dust bowl:
      The nearest oasis was fifty miles away across the desert.
      2 barren, desolate, uninhabited, unpeopled, lonely, deserted; arid, bare, vacant, empty, wild, uncultivated:
      I was marooned on a desert island.
      3 forsake, leave, abandon; jilt, throw over; maroon, strand, leave to twist (slowly) in the wind; Colloq run or walk out on, leave flat or in the lurch, leave high and dry:
      His courage deserted him when he saw the child's eyes. He has deserted his wife for some floozie.
      4 abscond, quit, run away (from), defect, abandon; Military Slang go over the hill:
      He deserted and will be court-martialled.
      Often, deserts. payment, recompense, requital, compensation, due, right; retribution, justice, Slang comeuppance, what's coming to one:
      She'll get her just deserts one of these days.

      Collocation dictionary


      arid, barren, dry
      green fields surrounded by arid desert
      | vast | inhospitable | Arctic, polar | cultural
      (figurative) The theatre and cinema closed and the town became a cultural desert.


      become, turn into/to
      The land loses its protective cover of vegetation and soon turns into desert.
      | cross
      He became the first person to cross the desert on foot.


      The desert stretched for endless miles on all sides of us.


      area, country, land, landscape, region
      vast tracts of desert land
      | conditions | heat | sand, soil | floor, surface | plain | animal, plant


      across/through the ~
      their journey across the desert
      | in the ~
      cold nights in the desert
      | into the ~
      He drove off into the desert.

      Concise English dictionary

      +arid land with little or no vegetation
      +leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
      +desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
      +located in a dismal or remote area; desolate