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SALT

 (sôlt)
abbr.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

salt

 (sôlt)
n.
1. A usually whitish crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called common salt, table salt.
2. An ionic chemical compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or other cations.
3. salts Any of various mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics.
4. salts Smelling salts.
5. often salts Epsom salts.
6. An element that gives flavor or zest.
7. Sharp lively wit.
8. Informal A sailor, especially when old or experienced.
9. A saltcellar.
adj.
1. Containing or filled with salt: a salt spray; salt tears.
2. Having a salty taste or smell: breathed the salt air.
3. Preserved in salt or a salt solution: salt mackerel.
4.
a. Flooded with seawater.
b. Found in or near such a flooded area: salt grasses.
tr.v. salt·ed, salt·ing, salts
1. To add, treat, season, or sprinkle with salt.
2. To cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution.
3. To provide salt for (deer or cattle).
4. To add zest or liveliness to: salt a lecture with anecdotes.
5. To give an appearance of value to by fraudulent means, especially to place valuable minerals in (a mine) for the purpose of deceiving.
Phrasal Verbs:
salt away
To put aside; save.
salt out
To separate (a dissolved substance) by adding salt to the solution.
Idioms:
salt of the earth
1. A person or group considered as embodying simplicity and moral integrity.
2. Archaic A person or group considered the best or most worthy part of society.
worth (one's) salt
Efficient and capable.

[Middle English, from Old English sealt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

salt

(sɔːlt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food
2. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water: salt pork; salt marshes.
3. (Chemistry) chem any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base
4. liveliness or pungency: his wit added salt to the discussion.
5. dry or laconic wit
6. (Nautical Terms) a sailor, esp one who is old and experienced
7. (Cookery) short for saltcellar
8. rub salt into someone's wounds to make someone's pain, shame, etc, even worse
9. salt of the earth a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind
10. with a grain of salt with a pinch of salt with reservations; sceptically
11. worth one's salt efficient; worthy of one's pay
vb (tr)
12. (Cookery) to season or preserve with salt
13. to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc) to melt the ice
14. to add zest to
15. (Cookery) (often foll by: down or away) to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution
16. (Chemistry) chem to treat with common salt or other chemical salt
17. (Agriculture) to provide (cattle, etc) with salt
18. (Mining & Quarrying) to give a false appearance of value to, esp to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc)
adj
19. (Physiology) not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty
20. obsolete rank or lascivious (esp in the phrase a salt wit)
[Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sāls, Latin sāl, Greek hals]
ˈsaltish adj
ˈsaltless adj
ˈsaltˌlike adj
ˈsaltness n

SALT

(sɔːlt)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty

salt

(sɔlt)

n.
1. a crystalline compound, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring chiefly as a mineral or a constituent of seawater, and used for seasoning food and as a preservative.
2. any of a class of chemical compounds formed by neutralization of an acid by a base, a reaction in which hydrogen atoms of the acid are replaced by cations supplied by the base.
3. table salt mixed with an herb or seasoning as named: onion salt.
4. an element that gives liveliness or pungency.
5. sharp, biting wit.
6. a sailor, esp. an old or experienced one.
v.t.
7. to season with salt.
8. to cure or preserve with salt.
9. to provide with salt: to salt cattle.
10. to treat with common salt or with any chemical salt.
11. to spread salt on so as to melt snow or ice.
12. to introduce rich ore fraudulently into (a mine, a mineral sample, etc.) to create a false impression of value.
13. salt away,
a. Also, salt down. to preserve by adding salt to, as meat.
b. to save (money) for future use.
14. salt out, to separate (a dissolved substance) from a solution by the addition of a salt, esp. common salt.
adj.
15. containing salt, or tasting of salt: a salt drink.
16. cured or preserved with salt: salt cod.
17. inundated by salt water.
Idioms:
1. take with a grain or pinch of salt, to be somewhat skeptical about.
2. worth one's salt, deserving of one's wages or salary.
[before 900; (n. and adj.) Middle English; Old English sealt, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse Gothic salt, Old High German, German salz; akin to Latin sāl, Greek háls; (v.) Middle English salten, Old English s(e)altan]
salt′like`, adj.
syn: See sailor.

SALT

(sɔlt)

n.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (or Treaty).

salt

(sôlt)
1. A colorless or white crystalline solid, NaCl, found naturally in all animal fluids, seawater, and in underground deposits. It is used widely as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called sodium chloride.
2. Any of a large class of chemical compounds formed when one or more hydrogen ions of an acid are replaced by metallic ions. Salts have an electric charge, conduct electricity, and dissolve completely in water.

salt


Past participle: salted
Gerund: salting

Imperative
salt
salt
Present
I salt
you salt
he/she/it salts
we salt
you salt
they salt
Preterite
I salted
you salted
he/she/it salted
we salted
you salted
they salted
Present Continuous
I am salting
you are salting
he/she/it is salting
we are salting
you are salting
they are salting
Present Perfect
I have salted
you have salted
he/she/it has salted
we have salted
you have salted
they have salted
Past Continuous
I was salting
you were salting
he/she/it was salting
we were salting
you were salting
they were salting
Past Perfect
I had salted
you had salted
he/she/it had salted
we had salted
you had salted
they had salted
Future
I will salt
you will salt
he/she/it will salt
we will salt
you will salt
they will salt
Future Perfect
I will have salted
you will have salted
he/she/it will have salted
we will have salted
you will have salted
they will have salted
Future Continuous
I will be salting
you will be salting
he/she/it will be salting
we will be salting
you will be salting
they will be salting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been salting
you have been salting
he/she/it has been salting
we have been salting
you have been salting
they have been salting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been salting
you will have been salting
he/she/it will have been salting
we will have been salting
you will have been salting
they will have been salting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been salting
you had been salting
he/she/it had been salting
we had been salting
you had been salting
they had been salting
Conditional
I would salt
you would salt
he/she/it would salt
we would salt
you would salt
they would salt
Past Conditional
I would have salted
you would have salted
he/she/it would have salted
we would have salted
you would have salted
they would have salted

Salt

While salt usually meant sodium chloride used as a food seasoning and as a food preservative, it sometimes referred to a small salt container. Same as a Table salt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
acetate, ethanoate - a salt or ester of acetic acid
citrate - a salt or ester of citric acid
arsenate - a salt or ester of arsenic acid
chlorate - any salt of chloric acid
dibasic salt - a salt derived by replacing two hydrogen atoms per molecule
hypochlorite - any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid
pyrophosphate - a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
sulfonate - a salt of sulphonic acid
lactate - a salt or ester of lactic acid
perchlorate - a salt of perchloric acid
alkali - a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
ammonium chloride, sal ammoniac - a white salt used in dry cells
benzoate - any salt or ester of benzoic acid
borate - a salt or ester of boric acid
borosilicate - a salt of boric and silicic acids
calcium lactate - a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate; used in foods (as a baking powder) and given medically as a source of calcium
calcium octadecanoate, calcium stearate - an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water
carbamate - a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid
carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
fulminate - a salt or ester of fulminic acid
chromate - any salt or ester of chromic acid
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
potassium bromide - a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography
potassium chlorate - a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent
potassium dichromate - an orange-red salt used in making dyes and in photography
ferricyanide - salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide
ferrocyanide - salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate
fluoroboride - a salt of fluoroboric acid
fluosilicate - salt of fluosilicic acid
glutamate - a salt or ester of glutamic acid
halide - a salt of any halogen acid
isocyanate - a salt or ester of isocyanic acid
calcium chloride - a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate - a white salt (CaSO4)
manganate - a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion
chrome alum - a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing
tartrate - a salt or ester of tartaric acid
oxalacetate, oxaloacetate - a salt or ester of oxalacetic acid
oxalate - a salt or ester of oxalic acid
permanganate - a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic
inorganic phosphate, orthophosphate, phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid
polyphosphate - a salt or ester of polyphosphoric acid
acrylate, propenoate - a salt or ester of propenoic acid
salicylate - a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)
double salt - a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
bile salt - a salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids
Glauber's salt, Glauber's salts - (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic
cream of tartar, potassium bitartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate, tartar - a salt used especially in baking powder
sodium chlorate - a colorless salt (NaClO3) used as a weed killer and an antiseptic
bichromate, dichromate - a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid
sodium bichromate, sodium dichromate - a red-orange salt used as a mordant
microcosmic salt - a white salt present in urine and used to test for metal oxides
silicate - a salt or ester derived from silicic acid
sal soda, soda, soda ash, sodium carbonate, washing soda - a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
2.salt - white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve foodsalt - white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
3.SALT - 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
4.salt - the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
Verb1.salt - add salt to
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
2.salt - sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"
3.salt - add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"
spice, spice up - make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
4.salt - preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
Adj.1.salt - (of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

salt

noun
2. sailor, marine, seaman, mariner, tar (informal), hearty (informal), navigator, sea dog, seafarer, matelot (slang, chiefly Brit.), Jack Tar, seafaring man, lascar, leatherneck (slang) `Did he look like an old sea salt?' I asked, laughing.
verb
1. add salt to, flavour with salt Salt the stock to your taste.
adjective
1. salty, salted, saline, brackish, briny Put a pan of salt water on to boil.
rub salt into the wound make something worse, add insult to injury, fan the flames, aggravate matters, magnify a problem I had no intention of rubbing salt into his wounds.
with a grain or pinch of salt sceptically, suspiciously, cynically, doubtfully, with reservations, disbelievingly, mistrustfully You have to take these findings with a pinch of salt.

salt

noun
Informal. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: tar.
Slang: gob.
phrasal verb
salt away
1. To reserve for the future:
2. To place (money) in a bank:
Informal: sock away.
Translations
مِلْحمِلْح كيميائييُمَلِّحبَحّار ماهِرمالِح
sůlslanýsolitmořský vlk
saltsaltesaltholdigsøulk
suolasuolainenhöystäämaustaamerikarhu
המליח
sol
sózmegsóz
garam
saltsaltasaltaðsaltaðursaltur
소금
druskajūrų vilkasnepriimti už gryną pinigąpasūdytisūdytas
sālssāļšjūras vilkspielikt sālipieredzējis jūrnieks
sare
soľsoliťmorský vlkposoliť
solsoliti
saltsaltabordssaltkoksaltkrydda
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tuztuzlamaktuzlanmıştuzlutuzu
muối

salt

[sɔːlt]
A. N
1. (Culin) → sal f
the salt of the earthla sal de la tierra
to take sth with a pinch or grain of saltno tomarse algo al pie de la letra
to rub salt into the woundponer sal en la llaga
he's worth his saltes una persona que vale
2. (Med) saltssales fpl
like a dose of saltsen un santiamén, en menos que canta un gallo
B. VT (= flavour) → salar; (= preserve) → conservar en sal; [+ road] → poner sal en, tratar con sal
C. ADJ [meat, water, taste] → salado
it's very saltestá muy salado
D. CPD salt beef Ncarne f de vaca salada
salt fish Npescado m salado, pescado m en salazón
salt flats NPLsalinas fpl
salt lake Nlago m de agua salada
salt marsh Nsaladar m, salina f
salt mine Nmina f de sal
salt pan Nsalina f
salt shaker Nsalero m
salt spoon Ncucharita f de sal
salt water Nagua f salada
see also saltwater
salt away VT + ADVahorrar, ocultar para uso futuro
salt down VT + ADVconservar en sal, salar

SALT

[ˈsɔːlt] n abbr (=Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) → SALT m (also SALT treaty) → accord m SALT

salt

[ˈsɔːlt]
n (for cooking, eating)sel m
the salt of the earth
He is the salt of the earth → C'est quelqu'un de bien.
They are the salt of the earth → Ce sont des gens bien.
to take sth with a pinch of salt → ne pas prendre qch au pied de la lettre
any doctor worth his salt, any doctor worth their salt → tout médecin digne de ce nom, tout médecin qui se respecte
to rub salt into the wound → remuer le couteau dans la plaie
vt [+ food] → saler
modif [mine] → de sel; [solution] → salin(e); [spray, water] → salé(e) salt cod, salt pork
salt away
vt sepmettre de côtésalt cellar nsalière fsalt cod nmorue f salée

SALT

abbr of Strategic Arms Limitation TreatySALT

salt

n
(Cook, Chem) → Salz nt; (for icy roads) → Streusalz nt; salt of the earth (fig)Salz der Erde; to be worth one’s salt (fig)etwas taugen; to take something with a pinch (Brit) or grain (US) of salt (fig)etw nicht ganz für bare Münze or nicht ganz so wörtlich nehmen; to rub salt into somebody’s wounds (fig)Salz in jds Wunde streuen or reiben ? old salt
salts pl (= smelling salts)Riechsalz nt; (for bowels) → salinisches Abführmittel; that drink went through me like a dose of salts (inf)das Getränk hat mich richtig durchgeputzt (inf); the new director went through the board like a dose of salts (inf)der neue Direktor hat im Vorstand mit eisernem Besen ausgekehrt
(fig: = zest, flavour) → Würze f
adj
(= salty) airsalzig; salt waterSalzwasser nt
(= salted) butter, meat, fishgesalzen; it’s very saltes ist sehr salzig
vt
(= cure)einsalzen; (= flavour)salzen
(= grit) roadmit Salz streuen

salt

:
salt flats
plSalztonebene f
salt-free
adjsalzlos

salt

:
salt lake
nSalzsee m
salt lick
nSalzlecke f
salt marsh
nSalzsumpf m
salt mine
nSalzbergwerk nt

salt

:
saltpan
nSalzpfanne f
saltpetre, (US) saltpeter
nSalpeter m
salt shaker
nSalzstreuer m
salt tax
nSalzsteuer f
salt water
nSalzwasser nt
saltwater
adj salt fishMeeresfisch m; salt lakeSalzsee m
saltworks
n sing or plSaline f

SALT

[sɔːlt] n abbr =Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or TreatyS.A.L.T. m

salt

[sɔːlt]
1. nsale m
to rub salt into the wound (fig) → rigirare il coltello nella piaga
not to be worth one's salt → non valere un granché
he's the salt of the earth → è un brav'uomo
an old salt → un lupo di mare
see also salts
2. vt (flavour) → salare; (preserve) → conservare sotto sale
3. adj (water) → salato/a; (beef, meat) → salato/a, sotto sale; (mine) → di sale; (spoon) → per il sale
salt away vt + adv (fam) → mettere da parte

salt

(soːlt) noun
1. (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white substance frequently used for seasoning. The soup needs more salt.
2. any other substance formed, like common salt, from a metal and an acid.
3. a sailor, especially an experienced one. an old salt.
adjective
containing, tasting of, preserved in salt. salt water; salt pork.
verb
to put salt on or in. Have you salted the potatoes?
ˈsalted adjective
(negative unsalted) containing or preserved with salt. salted butter; salted beef.
ˈsaltness noun
ˈsalty adjective
containing or tasting of salt. Tears are salty water.
ˈsaltiness noun
bath salts
a usually perfumed mixture of certain salts added to bath water.
the salt of the earth
a very good or worthy person. People like her are the salt of the earth.
take (something) with a grain/pinch of salt
to receive (a statement, news etc) with a slight feeling of disbelief. I took his story with a pinch of salt.

salt

مِلْح sůl salt Salz αλάτι sal suola sel sol sale 소금 zout salt sól sal соль salt เกลือ tuz muối

salt

n. sal, cloruro de sodio;
iodized ______ yodada;
low- ___ dietdieta hiposódica;
noniodized ______ corriente;
___ -free dietdieta libre de ___ o sin ___;
___ shakersalero;
smelling ___ -s___ -es aromáticas;
v. salar, echar sal; [to season with] condimentar con sal, sazonar.

salt

n sal f; Epsom — sal de Epsom; iodized — sal yodada; oral rehydration salts sales de rehidratación oral; — substitute sustituto de (la) sal; smelling salts carbonato de amonio, carbonato amónico (esp. Esp) (que se utiliza para reanimar a un desmayado)
References in classic literature ?
Then up spake the Prior and called upon one of the brethren that sat below the salt, and bade him look out of the window and see who was below, albeit he knew right well it could be none but Sir Richard.