- a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. About 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for gobi
The town of Liqian sits on the edge of the Gobi desert, 200 miles from any metropolis, and 4,500 miles from Rome.The Chinese Town Descended From Romans?
December 4, 2014
Under Mongolian law, any fossil specimen found in the Gobi Desert must stay in the possession of a Mongolian institution.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research
June 11, 2014
This was the Desert of Gobi, called golden because it opened the way to wealth.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
We were profoundly puzzled about what he was seeking in the Gobi.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
It must be owned that the Gobi is not as black as it is painted.Some Heroes of Travel
W. H. Davenport Adams
The other extends over the table-lands of Thibet and the Gobi.The Desert World
They style themselves, as well as the place they inhabit, Gobi.Travels in Central Asia
- a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of the Pamirs and north of the plateau of Tibet and the Great Wall of China: one of the largest deserts in the world. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: about 1000 km (625 miles). Average height: 900 m (3000 ft)Chinese name: Shamo
Word Origin and History for gobi
desert in central Asia, from Mongolian gobi "desert." Gobi Desert is thus a pleonasm (see Sahara).