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Salt meaning

salt - 25 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal ( or a radical that acts like a metal)
  3. 3. preserve with salt; " people used to salt meats on ships"
  4. 4. add zest or liveliness to; " She salts her lectures with jokes"
  5. 5. sprinkle as if with salt; " the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
  6. 6. of speech that is painful or bitter; " salt scorn"- Shakespeare; " a salt apology"
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
  9. 9. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
  10. 10. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
  14. 14. Marshes flooded by the tide.
  15. 15. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
  16. 16. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
  17. 17. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
  18. 18. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
  21. 21. The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. A sailor; - usually qualified by old.
  24. 24. Containing, or tasting like, salt.
  25. 25. Sodium chloride, used for seasoning; piquancy; compound of an acid and a base.

salt - examples of usage

  1. The only, supplies I had left were a little meal and some salt. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. It could fish as well in salt water as in fresh. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Those who cure their own fish, whether they have advances of salt, meal, etc. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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