- A person or group considered the best or most worthy part of society.
- Efficient and capable.
- in a more honored (or less honored) position
- to pack and preserve with salt
- to store or save (money, etc.)
- to precipitate or separate (a substance) from its solution by the addition of a soluble salt
Other Word Forms of Salt
Origin of Salt
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 ngjelmÃ« (“salty, savory"), Old Armenian Õ¡Õ² (aÅ‚), Tocharian A sāle, Sanskrit सलिल (salila)).
Middle English from Old English sealt sal- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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