Definition of Salt

1. Noun. A compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal).




2. Verb. Add salt to.
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Flavor, Flavour, Season
Derivative terms: Salter, Salting

3. Adjective. (of speech) painful or bitter. "A salt apology"
Similar to: Sharp

4. Noun. White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food.
Exact synonyms: Common Salt, Table Salt
Generic synonyms: Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoning
Derivative terms: Salty

5. Verb. Sprinkle as if with salt. "The rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
Generic synonyms: Splash, Splosh, Sprinkle

6. Noun. 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.

7. Verb. Add zest or liveliness to. "She salts her lectures with jokes"
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spice Up

8. Noun. The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth.

9. Verb. Preserve with salt. "The chefs salt the vegetables"; "People used to salt meats on ships"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve
Derivative terms: Salter

Definition of Salt

1. n. 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. a. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.

5. n. The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.

Definition of Salt

1. Noun. A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use). ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A sailor (also ''old salt''). ¹

5. Noun. (cryptography) Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute-force decryption more difficult. ¹

6. Noun. A person that engages in the political act of seeking employment at a company in order to help unionize it. ¹

7. Adjective. Salty. ¹

8. Adjective. Saline. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To add salt to. ¹

10. Verb. (mining) To blast gold into (''as a portion of a mine'') in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam. ¹

11. Verb. (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive. ¹

12. Verb. To include colorful language in. ¹

13. Verb. To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have. ¹

14. Verb. (archeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salt

1. salty [adj SALTER, SALTEST] / to treat with salt (a crystalline compound used as a seasoning and preservative) [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: salty

Medical Definition of Salt

1. 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. 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 salt down, to prepare with, or pack in, salt for preserving, as meat, eggs, etc.; hence, colloquially, to save, lay up, or invest sagely, as money. Origin: Salted; Salting. 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." (Shak) 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." (Pepys) 5. A sailor; usually qualified by old. "Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts." (Hawthorne) 6. The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol. Except in case of ammonium salts, accurately speaking, it is the acid radical which unites with the base or basic radical, with the elimination of hydrogen, of water, or of analogous compounds as side products. In the case of diacid and triacid bases, and of dibasic and tribasic acids, the mutual neutralization may vary in degree, producing respectively basic, neutral, or acid salts See Phrases below. 7. 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." (Matt. V. 13) 8. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt. 9. Marches flooded by the tide. Above the salt, Below 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." (B. Jonson) Acid salt, a salt analogous to an oxy salt, but containing sulphur in place of oxygen. Origin: AS. Sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. Salt, D. Zout, G. Salz, Icel, Sw, & Dan. Salt, L. Sal, Gr, Russ. Sole, Ir. & Gael. Salann, W. Halen, of unknown origin. Cf. Sal, Salad, Salary, Saline, Sauce, Sausage. 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. "Salt tears." 2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass. 3. Bitter; sharp; pungent. "I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me." (Shak) 4. Salacious; lecherous; lustful. Salt acid, an American bombycid moth (Spilosoma acreae which is very destructive to the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also wooly bear. Salt-marsh fleabane, 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." (Shak) Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner. Salt-water tailor. See Bluefish. Origin: AS. Sealt, salt. See Salt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salt

salsas
salse
salsero
salseros
salses
salsifies
salsify
salsilla
salsillas
salso-acid
salsoda
salsola
salsolidine
salsoline alkaloids
salsuginous
salt (current term)
salt-and-pepper
salt-cured
salt-depletion crisis
salt-effect distillation
salt-free diet
salt-green
salt-losing defect
salt-losing nephritis
salt-losing syndrome
salt-rising bread
salt action
salt and pepper
salt away
salt bridge

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