Definitions of salt

  1. To deposit salt from a saline substance.
  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.
  3. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
  4. To sprinkle or season with salt.
  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.
  6. To apply salt to; cure or season with salt.
  7. To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
  8. preserve with salt, as of meats
  9. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to fill with salt.
  10. To season, sprinkle, or impregnate with salt.
  11. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  12. the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
  13. negotiations between the US and the USSR opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
  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.
  15. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
  16. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
  17. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
  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.
  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.
  20. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
  21. Marshes flooded by the tide.
  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.
  23. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
  24. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
  25. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
  26. The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
  27. A sailor; - usually qualified by old.
  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.
  29. 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.
  30. Sodium chloride, used for seasoning; piquancy; compound of an acid and a base.
  31. A compound of chlorin and sodium, abundant in sea- water.
  32. A compound of any base with an acid.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. ( rare; of speech) painful; bitter; " salt scorn"- Shakespeare; " a salt apology"
  36. containing or filled with salt; " salt water"
  37. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
  38. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal ( or a radical that acts like a metal)
  39. preserve with salt; " people used to salt meats on ships"
  40. add zest or liveliness to; " She salts her lectures with jokes"
  41. sprinkle as if with salt; " the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
  42. of speech that is painful or bitter; " salt scorn"- Shakespeare; " a salt apology"
  43. 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.
  44. Flavored or seasoned with salt.
  45. Containing salt: tasting of salt: overflowed with or growing in salt water: pungent.
  46. Containing, or tasting like, salt.
  47. Flavored with salt; briny; containing salt. saltish; salty.
  48. Having the taste of salt; impregnated or abounding with salt; overflowed with or growing among salt; salacious; pungent or bitter; dear.
  49. Having the taste of salt; impregnated with salt.
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