- An outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
- Desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
- Arid land with little or no vegetation
- Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
- Leave behind; "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"