desert island

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of desert island

: an island where no people live
  • stranded on a desert island

Word by Word Definitions

desert play
  1. : arid land with usually sparse vegetation

  2. : an area of water apparently devoid of life

  3. : a desolate or forbidding area

  1. : desolate and sparsely occupied or unoccupied

  2. : of or relating to a desert (see 1desert)

  3. : forsaken

  1. : to withdraw from or leave usually without intent to return

  2. : to leave in the lurch

  3. : to abandon (military service) without leave

  1. : deserved reward or punishment

  2. : the quality or fact of meriting reward or punishment

  3. : excellence, worth

island play
  1. : a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent

  2. : something resembling an island especially in its isolated or surrounded position: such as

  3. : a usually raised area within a thoroughfare, parking lot, or driveway used especially to separate or direct traffic

  1. : to make into or as if into an island

  2. : to dot with or as if with islands

  3. : isolate


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