silt


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silt

 (sĭlt)
n.
A sedimentary material consisting of very fine particles intermediate in size between sand and clay.
v. silt·ed, silt·ing, silts
v.intr.
To become filled with silt: an old channel that silted up.
v.tr.
To fill, cover, or obstruct with silt: River sediments gradually silted the harbor.

[Middle English sylt, probably of Scandinavian origin; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

silt·a′tion n.
silt′y adj.

silt

(sɪlt)
n
(Geological Science) a fine deposit of mud, clay, etc, esp one in a river or lake
vb
(Geological Science) (usually foll by up) to fill or become filled with silt; choke
[C15: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian, Danish sylt salt marsh; related to Old High German sulza salt marsh; see salt]
silˈtation n
ˈsilty adj

silt

(sɪlt)

n.
1. earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment.
v.i.
2. to become filled or choked up with silt.
v.t.
3. to fill or choke up with silt.
[1400–50; late Middle English cylte gravel compare Old English syltan to salt, Old High German sulza salt marsh]
sil•ta′tion, n.
silt′y, adj.

silt

(sĭlt)
Small grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than sand and larger than clay. Silt is often found at the bottom of bodies of water, such as lakes, where it accumulates slowly by settling through the water.

silt


Past participle: silted
Gerund: silting

Imperative
silt
silt
Present
I silt
you silt
he/she/it silts
we silt
you silt
they silt
Preterite
I silted
you silted
he/she/it silted
we silted
you silted
they silted
Present Continuous
I am silting
you are silting
he/she/it is silting
we are silting
you are silting
they are silting
Present Perfect
I have silted
you have silted
he/she/it has silted
we have silted
you have silted
they have silted
Past Continuous
I was silting
you were silting
he/she/it was silting
we were silting
you were silting
they were silting
Past Perfect
I had silted
you had silted
he/she/it had silted
we had silted
you had silted
they had silted
Future
I will silt
you will silt
he/she/it will silt
we will silt
you will silt
they will silt
Future Perfect
I will have silted
you will have silted
he/she/it will have silted
we will have silted
you will have silted
they will have silted
Future Continuous
I will be silting
you will be silting
he/she/it will be silting
we will be silting
you will be silting
they will be silting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been silting
you have been silting
he/she/it has been silting
we have been silting
you have been silting
they have been silting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been silting
you will have been silting
he/she/it will have been silting
we will have been silting
you will have been silting
they will have been silting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been silting
you had been silting
he/she/it had been silting
we had been silting
you had been silting
they had been silting
Conditional
I would silt
you would silt
he/she/it would silt
we would silt
you would silt
they would silt
Past Conditional
I would have silted
you would have silted
he/she/it would have silted
we would have silted
you would have silted
they would have silted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silt - mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lakesilt - mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Verb1.silt - become chocked with silt; "The river silted up"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

silt

noun sediment, deposit, residue, ooze, sludge, alluvium The lake was almost solid with silt and vegetation.
silt something up clog up, block up, choke up, obstruct, stop up, jam up, dam up, bung up, occlude, congest The soil washed from the hills is silting up the dams.
Translations
غَرْيَن، طَمْي
bahnonános
dynd
árframburîur, botnleîja
užaktiužnešti dumblu
nogulumisanesas

silt

[sɪlt] Nsedimento m, aluvión m
silt up
A. VI + ADVobstruirse (con sedimentos)
B. VT + ADVobstruir (con sedimentos)

silt

[ˈsɪlt] nvase f, limon m
silt up
vis'envaser
vt sepenvaser
to be silted up → être envasé(e)

silt

nSchwemmsand m; (= river mud)Schlick m
vt (also silt up)mit Schlick/Schwemmsand füllen
vi (also silt up)verschlammen

silt

[sɪlt] nlimo
silt up
1. vi + advinsabbiarsi
2. vt + advostruire

silt

(silt) noun
fine sand and mud left behind by flowing water.
silt up
to (cause to) become blocked by mud etc. The harbour had gradually silted up, so that large boats could no longer use it.
References in classic literature ?
I will wrap him in sand, and pour tons of shingle round him, so that the Achaeans shall not know how to gather his bones for the silt in which I shall have hidden him, and when they celebrate his funeral they need build no barrow.
For me, a stream that leaves good silt on my land suffices, and I thank Bhumia, the God of the Home-stead.
Indian rivers are nearly always moving about in their beds, and will shift, sometimes, as much as two or three miles in a season, drowning the fields on one bank, and spreading good silt on the other.
The silt will be removed from 35 small and big canals of the zone with an estimated cost of Rs 15 million, official sources told here Friday.
Ample evidence from local and regional datasets suggests a direct relationship between clay, or silt + clay, and SOC concentrations with similar soil moisture regimes (Tan et al.
The sand and silt gathering in Rhos-on-Sea harbour has already led to the loss of five moorings and made it difficult for boat owners to take their vessels out of the harbour.
A silt trap has also been formed as part of measures to prevent future ooding in the Marton West Beck area and to make it easier for access for maintenance of reed beds and removal of silt.
It is understood the silt is being taken to a processing site to be treated and mixed with top soil before being used as landscaping fill for projects throughout the South Wales area.
Campaigners have long claimed that the silt pile was dangerously contaminated.
The prints were found at low tide when heavy waves washed away much of the beach sand to briefly expose the silt and scientists rushed to take photographs of them before they were eroded by the sea.
At Newburn Boat Club at one time you could stand at the side and if you were doing any fishing just cast out, now you've got to cast quite a distance out to try and get off the mud flats because the silt has built up so much.
Loam combines clay, silt, and sand to make the perfect soil for growing crops.