salt [salt salts salted salting] noun, verb, adjective BrE [sɔːlt]
BrE [sɒlt]
NAmE [sɔːlt]
1. uncountable a white substance that is added to food to give it a better flavour or to preserve it. Salt is obtained from mines and is also found in sea water. It is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from other chemical salts.
Syn: sodium chloride
Pass the salt, please.
a pinch of salt (= a small amount of it)
Season with salt and pepper.
sea salt
see also rock salt
2. countable (chemistry) a chemical formed from a metal and an acid
mineral salts
see also acid salt, Epsom salts
3. salts plural a substance that looks or tastes like salt
bath salts (= used to give a pleasant smell to bath water)
see also smelling salts
more at like a dose of salts at dose n., take sth with a pinch of salt at pinch n., rub salt into the wound/sb's wounds at rub v., worth your/its salt at worth adj.
Word Origin:
Old English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek hals ‘salt’.
Example Bank:
Could you pass the salt, please?
Don't put so much salt on your chips!
He could taste the salt from the water in his mouth.
He wants to reduce his salt intake.
I could smell the salt air as it whipped through my hair.
Most foodstuffs contain some salt.
When salt is dissolved in water, it alters the properties of the water.
a diet low in salt
foods with a high salt content
Idiom: salt of the earth
Derived: salt something away
1. usually passive ~ sth to put salt on or in food
salted peanuts
a pan of boiling salted water
2. ~ sth (down) to preserve food with salt
salted fish
We salted down a large crop of beans last year.
3. ~ sth to put salt on roads to melt ice or snow
Verb forms:
Word Origin:
Old English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek hals ‘salt’.
adjective only before noun
containing, tasting of or preserved with salt
salt water
salt beef
Word Origin:
Old English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek hals ‘salt’.

WordNet Dictionary:
negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
Syn: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

1. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Syn: table salt, common salt
- "salt scorn"- Shakespeare
- a salt apology

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.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.
2.Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . . . we have some salt of our youth in us.
3.Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
4.A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen of silver salts.
5.A sailor; - usually qualified by old.
Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts.
6.(Chem.) 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.
7.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.
Ye are the salt of the earth.
8.Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
9.Marshes flooded by the tide.
Above the salt
phrases which have survived the old custom, in the houses of people of rank, of placing a large saltcellar near the middle of a long table, the places above which were assigned to the guests of distinction, and those below to dependents, inferiors, and poor relations. See Saltfoot.
His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the salt.
a.1.Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
2.Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
3.Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me.
4.Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
Salt acid
(Chem.) hydrochloric acid.
Salt block
an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt factory.
Salt bottom
a flat piece of ground covered with saline efflorescences.
Salt cake
(Chem.) the white caked mass, consisting of sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to Leblanc's process.
Salt fish
a - Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
b - A marine fish.
Salt garden
an arrangement for the natural evaporation of sea water for the production of salt, employing large shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
Salt gauge
an instrument used to test the strength of brine; a salimeter.
Salt horse
salted beef.
Salt junk
hard salt beef for use at sea.
Salt lick
See Lick, n.
Salt marsh
grass land subject to the overflow of salt water.
Salt-marsh caterpillar
(Zool.) an American bombycid moth (Spilosoma acræa which is very destructive to the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly bear, under Woolly.
Salt-marsh fleabane
(Bot.) a strong-scented composite herb (Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads, growing in salt marshes.
Salt-marsh hen
(Zool.) the clapper rail. See under Rail.
Salt-marsh terrapin
(Zool.) the diamond-back.
Salt mine
a mine where rock salt is obtained.
Salt pan
a - A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also, a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is evaporated by the heat of the sun.
b - Salt works.
Salt pit
a pit where salt is obtained or made.
Salt rising
a kind of yeast in which common salt is a principal ingredient.
Salt raker
one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or inclosures from the sea.
Salt sedative
(Chem.) boracic acid.
Salt spring
a spring of salt water.
Salt tree
(Bot.) a small leguminous tree (Halimodendron argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian region and in Siberia.
Salt water
water impregnated with salt, as that of the ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also, tears.
Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;
And yet salt water blinds them not so much
But they can see a sort of traitors here.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Salted; p. pr. & vb. n. Salting.]
2.To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
To salt a mine
to artfully deposit minerals in a mine in order to deceive purchasers regarding its value.
To salt away
to prepare with, or pack in, salt for preserving, as meat, eggs, etc.; hence, colloquially, to save, lay up, or invest sagely, as money.
v. i.1.To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
n.1.The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.

Dictionary of Computing:
1.SALT - Symbolic Assembly Language Trainer. Assembly-like languageimplemented in BASIC by Kevin Stock, now at Encore in France.
2.SALT - Sam And Lincoln Threaded language. A threaded extensiblevariant of BASIC. "SALT", S.D. Fenster et al, BYTE (Jun 1985)p.147.
3.salt - A tiny bit of near-random data inserted where too muchregularity would be undesirable; a data frob (sense 1). Forexample, the Unix crypt(3) manual page mentions that "the saltstring is used to perturb the DES algorithm in one of 4096different ways."

Dream Dictionary:
To see salt in your dream, represents added flavour and a new found flare in the experience of life. You may be experiencing and elevated sense of individual worthiness and increased zest and vigour in your life. Your efforts are paying off. Alternatively, salt also symbolizes dependability, truth, dedication and longevity. To dream that you are salting meat, signifies piling debt and as a result you will be constantly harassed by bill collectors.

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