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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserting.]
 1. To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country. “The deserted fortress.”
 2. Mil. To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: left desolate or empty; "an abandoned child"; "their
             deserted wives and children"; "an abandoned shack";
             "deserted villages" [syn: abandoned]
      2: remote from civilization; "the victim was lured to a
         deserted spot"