What does the word desolate mean?

Usage examples for desolate

  1. The farm Mussainen, which in fact he had bought that same day, was in so desolate a condition that it seemed dangerous for wife and children to stay there in the cold autumn days. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  2. The rock is very desolate. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  3. Every effort at prayer or at calm recall of old thoughts still ended in that desolate verse. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge