What is the meaning of deserted?


  • Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
    • usage: "The mother deserted her children"
  • Desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
    • usage: "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
  • Leave behind.
    • usage: "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"


  • Forsaken by owner or inhabitants .
    • usage: "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
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APAWordNet. (2010). deserted. Retrieved November 17, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/deserted/definitions/1172282
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "deserted" http://smartdefine.org/deserted/definitions/1172282 (accessed November 17, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, deserted, Smart Define, viewed 17 November, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/deserted/definitions/1172282>.
MLAWordNet. "deserted" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 November 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/deserted/definitions/1172282>
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