Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China. It consists mainly of a series of shallow alkaline basins.

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  • proper noun A large desert in Asia, spanning the countries of Mongolia and China.

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  • noun a desert in central China

Etymologies

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From Mongolian Говь (Gov')

Examples

  • Fewer than 1,000 individuals survive in Gobi desert.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • ‘The expansion of the Gobi is attributed mostly to human activities, notably deforestation, overgrazing, overconsumption of water resources, and global warming.

    The Green Wall of China « Skid Roche

  • ‘The expansion of the Gobi is attributed mostly to human activities, notably deforestation, overgrazing, overconsumption of water resources, and global warming.

    The Green Wall of China « Skid Roche

  • Terence was kind enough to give me a photo of our grand- dog "Gobi"-- the black female on the left-- with him and his older classic lurcher "Percy" on the left.

    Lurchers

  • Terence was kind enough to give me a photo of our grand- dog "Gobi"-- the black female on the left-- with him and his older classic lurcher "Percy" on the left.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • For most of the year, the Gobi was a land hostile to human existence—desolate, dry, and brutally cold—but in late February, hostile was an understatement.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • For most of the year, the Gobi was a land hostile to human existence—desolate, dry, and brutally cold—but in late February, hostile was an understatement.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • The rock surrounding the fossil, known as Gobi sand matrix, is very soft

    Living His Dinosaur Dream

  • For most of the year, the Gobi was a land hostile to human existence—desolate, dry, and brutally cold—but in late February, hostile was an understatement.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • Also engaging in the Gobi was the charming, rootsy, Spanish pop-rock of Julieta Venegas.

    Buzzine » Coachella 2007 Day One Early Evening

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