desert / dessert

desert / dessert
   Desert means "to abandon" (and can also be a noun, meaning "a wasteland"): Cooley deserted his family when they all got tattoos and lip piercings.
   Dessert is the sweet course of a meal: The whole family wanted to have cake for dessert (but see just deserts).

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  • desert - dessert — ◊ desert Desert is used as a noun or a verb. The noun and the verb are pronounced differently. A desert is a large area of land where there is very little water or rain, no trees, and very few plants. ...the Sahara Desert. When people or animals… …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert / dessert —    Desert means to abandon (and can also be a noun, meaning a wasteland ): Cooley deserted his family when they all got tattoos and lip piercings.    Dessert is the sweet course of a meal: The whole family wanted to have cake for dessert (but see …   Confused words

  • desert, dessert — As a noun, desert differs in spelling, pronunciation, and meaning from dessert. The term for an arid region is pronounced DEZ uhrt. The term for a pastry, pudding, or other final course of a meal is pronounced di ZUHRT, as is the verb desert:… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • dessert — desert, dessert There are two unrelated words spelt desert: one, with stress on the first syllable, is the barren area of land, and the other, with stress on the second syllable, is what one deserves, as in get one s just deserts. The verb desert …   Modern English usage

  • desert — desert, dessert There are two unrelated words spelt desert: one, with stress on the first syllable, is the barren area of land, and the other, with stress on the second syllable, is what one deserves, as in get one s just deserts. The verb desert …   Modern English usage

  • dessert — See desert, dessert …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • desert — See desert, dessert …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • desert — DESÉRT, deserturi, s.n. Fel de mâncare, de obicei dulciuri, fructe, brânzeturi etc., care se serveşte la sfârşitul mesei; timpul când se serveşte această mâncare. – Din fr. dessert. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 12.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  desért s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Desert Christian Schools (California) — Desert Christian Schools Address 44662 15th Street West Lancaster, California, 93534 United States …   Wikipedia

  • Dessert island — may refer to:: Floating island (dessert), an island of meringue floating in a sea of Crème anglaise Dessert Island (I Am Weasel), an episode of I Am Weasel See also Desert island, an uninhabited island This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

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