What does the word desert mean?

Usage examples for desert

  1. That the dog would understand to make the return across the desert to 'where they lived' was also explained. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  2. " If you desert me, I shall never speak to you again," said Mrs. Maturin. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. She loved the desert again. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby