Salt meaning

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Any of various mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics.
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Tasting or smelling of salt.
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To provide salt for (deer or cattle).
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To add zest or liveliness to.

Salt a lecture with anecdotes.

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To give an appearance of value to by fraudulent means, especially to place valuable minerals in (a mine) for the purpose of deceiving.
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Sodium chloride, NaCl, a white, crystalline substance with a characteristic taste, found in natural beds, in seawater, etc., and used for seasoning and preserving foods.
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A chemical compound derived from an acid by replacing hydrogen, wholly or partly, with a metal or an electropositive radical.
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That which lends a tang or piquancy; esp., sharp pungent humor or wit.
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Any of various mineral salts used as a cathartic, as Epsom salts, or to soften bathwater, as a restorative, etc.
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(informal) A sailor, esp. an experienced one.
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Preserved with salt.
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(now rare) Pungent or biting.
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To sprinkle or season with salt.
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To preserve with salt or in a salt solution.
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To provide with salt.
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To treat with salt in chemical processes.
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To season or give a tang to.

To salt a speech with wit.

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An ionic chemical compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or other cations.
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To cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution.
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Containing salt.
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Salt is sodium chloride, a white crystal found in sea water which is used for preserving and seasoning food.

An example of salt is what is found in a shaker on the table of most restaurants along with pepper.

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Preserved in salt or a salt solution.

Salt mackerel.

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To add, treat, season, or sprinkle with salt.
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To give artificial value to.
  • To alter (books, prices, etc.) in order to give false value.
  • To scatter minerals or ores in (a mine), put oil in (a well), etc. in order to deceive prospective buyers.
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(proper) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
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A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used as a food seasoning and preservative.
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A chemical compound replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or electropositive radicals.
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Any of various mineral salts, such as magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, or potassium sodium tartrate, used as laxatives or cathartics.
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Smelling salts.
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Epsom salts.
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Any of a large class of chemical compounds formed when a positively charged ion (a cation) bonds with a negatively charged ion (an anion), as when a halogen bonds with a metal. Salts are water soluble; when dissolved, the ions are freed from each other, and the electrical conductivity of the water is increased.
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A colorless or white crystalline salt in which a sodium atom (the cation) is bonded to a chlorine atom (the anion). This salt is found naturally in all animal fluids, in seawater, and in underground deposits (when it is often called halite ). It is used widely as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called common salt, sodium chloride, table salt. Chemical formula: NaCl.
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A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
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(chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
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(uncommon) A salt marsh, a saline marsh at the shore of a sea.
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(slang) A sailor (also old salt).
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(cryptography) Randomly chosen bytes added to a plaintext message prior to encrypting it, in order to render brute-force decryption more difficult.
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A person who seeks employment at a company in order to (once employed by it) help unionize it.
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(figuratively) That which preserves from corruption or error, or purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction.

His statements must be taken with a grain of salt.

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Salty; salted.

Salt beef; salt tears.

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A salt marsh; salt grass.

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To add salt to.

To salt fish, beef, or pork.

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(intransitive) To deposit salt as a saline solution.

The brine begins to salt.

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(mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
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(cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
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To include colorful language in.
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To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
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(archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.
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To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
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A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative.
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Smelling salts.
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Epsom salts.
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An element that gives flavor or zest.
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Sharp lively wit.
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(informal) A sailor, especially when old or experienced.
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A saltcellar.
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Containing or filled with salt.

A salt spray; salt tears.

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Having a salty taste or smell.

Breathed the salt air.

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salt of the earth
  • A person or group considered the best or most worthy part of society.
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worth (one's) salt
  • Efficient and capable.
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above (or below) the salt
  • in a more honored (or less honored) position
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salt away
  • to pack and preserve with salt
  • to store or save (money, etc.)
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salt out
  • to precipitate or separate (a substance) from its solution by the addition of a soluble salt
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with a grain of salt
  • with some doubt, allowance for exaggeration, etc.; skeptically
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worth one's salt
  • worth or, esp., well worth one's wages; skilled or competent in performing one's duties
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
salt
Comparative
saltest
Superlative
saltest

Origin of salt

  • Middle English from Old English sealt sal- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English sealt, from Proto-Germanic *saltÄ… (compare Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish salt), from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚l- (compare French sel, Welsh halen, Old Irish salann, Latin sal, Russian соль (sol'), Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls), Albanian ngjelmë (“salty, savory"), Old Armenian Õ¡Õ² (aÅ‚), Tocharian A sāle, Sanskrit सलिल (salila)).

    From Wiktionary