:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

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–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary

:
–noun

1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4. (formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5. any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.

–adjective

6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert: a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing: a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

Origin:

1175–1225; ME
—Synonyms

1. Desert, waste, wilderness refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy: an oasis in a desert. Waste emphasizes lack of inhabitants and of cultivation; it is used of wild, barren land: a desolate waste. Wilderness emphasizes the difficulty of finding one's way, whether because of barrenness or of dense vegetation: a trackless wilderness.

» Lesson No. 1 Glossary