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Definitions of salt

  1. To deposit salt from a saline substance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To sprinkle or season with salt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork: to fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To apply salt to; cure or season with salt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. preserve with salt, as of meats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to fill with salt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To season, sprinkle, or impregnate with salt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. negotiations between the US and the USSR opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with saline particles. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Marshes flooded by the tide. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The act of leaping or jumping; a leap. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A sailor; - usually qualified by old. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Chloride of sodium, used for seasoning, and for the preservation of meat, etc.; obtained from the earth or by the evaporation of sea water; a saltcellar; anything like salt; in chemistry, the compound formed by the action of an acid on a metal or an oxide, replacing the hydrogen of the acid with a metal or a metallic element; wit; colloquially, a sailor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Saltness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A well-known substance used for seasoning, found either in the earth or obtained by evaporation from sea-water: anything like salt: seasoning: piquancy: (chem.) a combination of an acid with a base. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Sodium chloride, used for seasoning; piquancy; compound of an acid and a base. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. A compound of chlorin and sodium, abundant in sea-water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A compound of any base with an acid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, &c.; a body composed of an acid and a base; taste; anything like salt; smack; wit; piquancy; a salter-cellar; a sailor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A common culinary substance, obtained from sea-water, salt-springs, and from mines; in chem., called chloride of sodium; a term applied to a combination of an acid with an alkaline base; that which preserves from corruption; figuratively, wit; piquancy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. (rare; of speech) painful; bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. containing or filled with salt; "salt water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. of speech that is painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; - originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, - whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Flavored or seasoned with salt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Containing salt: tasting of salt: overflowed with or growing in salt water: pungent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Containing, or tasting like, salt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Flavored with salt; briny; containing salt. saltish; salty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Having the taste of salt; impregnated or abounding with salt; overflowed with or growing among salt; salacious; pungent or bitter; dear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. Having the taste of salt; impregnated with salt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for salt

  1. Let bread and salt water and herbs only be thy portion. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. I took what I wanted, every man worth his salt does. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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