Great Sandy Desert


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Great Sandy Desert: Great Australian Desert, Sahara Desert, Thar Desert

Great Sandy Desert

A vast arid area of northwest Australia north of the Gibson Desert.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Great Sandy Desert

n
1. (Placename) a desert in NW Australia. Area: about 415 000 sq km (160 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an English name for the Rub' al Khali
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Great′ Sand′y Des′ert


n.
1. a desert in NW Australia; ab. 160,000 sq. mi. (414,400 sq. km).
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Great Sandy Desert - a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
2.Great Sandy Desert - a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert - general name given to all desert areas in Australia
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
Some of the deserts of the world explored in this book include the following: Sahara Desert, Mojave Desert, Kalahari Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Atacama Desert, Namib Desert, Gobi Desert, Patagonian Desert, Arctic Polar Desert, and Antarctic Polar Desert.
AC Year 5 The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert (NSW This is a first-hand account of growing Stage 3) up in a traditional Indigenous Australian family and community in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia.
In which country would you find the Great Sandy Desert? 3.
Nicole Ma spent over ten years with Tom 'Putuparri' Lawford and the Wangkajunga, documenting their travels between the township of Fitzroy Crossing and Kurtal, an Aboriginal sacred site in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert. The resulting documentary is a masterful chronicle of a man 'caught' between two worlds--following years of colonialism and dispossession--and seeking to reconnect with his roots, writes Thomas Redwood.
It passes through the Great Sandy Desert, the Gibson Desert and the Outback.
Known on cartographic charts as Lake Gregory, it is the only co-ordinated drainage system that flows from the east Kimberley into the expansive linear dune fields of the Great Sandy Desert. The lake was once a mega-lake, many times its current size, reflecting massive monsoonal rains more akin to central Indonesia than the present Kimberley desert edge.
I've watched hundreds of impala bounding away from lions on the savannah of Botswanan Africa, and flocks of white corellas roosting at dusk in copses of gum trees at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, and I have had no doubt in those moments that, with patience and tutoring, I would learn to distinguish one animal from another.
In 1999 Alaskan fire fighter Robert Bogucki ventured into the outback of the Great Sandy Desert to "make peace with God," and after getting lost survived by drinking river water and eating plants and flowers.
What amazed me was that the Luger had been liberated at the end of WWI by an Aussie digger who returned to his cattle property on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, 700 kilometers north of here.