Definition of salt. Meaning of salt. Synonyms of salt
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Definition of salt
SaltSalt Salt, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS.
sealt, salt. See Salt, n.]
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.' --Chaucer.
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. --Shak.
4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak.
Salt Salt, v. i.
To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to
Salt Salt, n. [L. saltus, fr. salire to leap.]
The act of leaping or jumping; a leap. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
SaltSalt Salt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salted; p. pr. & vb. n.
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. [Cant]
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.
Epsom salts Ep"som salts` or salt salt` (Med.)
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.
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