Definition of salt. Meaning of salt. Synonyms of salt

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Definition of salt

Salt 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 Salt, n. [L. saltus, fr. salire to leap.] The act of leaping or jumping; a leap. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Salt Salt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salted; p. pr. & vb. n. Salting.] 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.

Meaning of salt from wikipedia

- common table salt. for salts in chemistry, see salt (chemistry). for table salt used in chemistry, see sodium chloride. for other uses, see salt (disambiguation)
- 'salt' redirects here. for other uses, see salt (disambiguation). the strategic arms limitation talks (salt) were two rounds of bilateral talks and
- the 1999 salt lake city tornado was a very rare tornado that occurred in salt lake city, utah on august 11, 1999, during an unusually strong summer monsoon
- the salt river pima–maricopa indian community comprises two distinct native american tribes—the pima (akimel o'odham) and the maricopa (piipaash)—many
- salt evaporation ponds, also called salterns or salt pans, are shallow artificial ponds designed to extract salts from sea water or other brines. the seawater
- the salt lake city and county building, usually called the 'city-county building', is the seat of government for salt lake city, utah. the historic landmark
- article is about mining for salt. for the secret cia prison, see salt pit. a salt mine is a mine that extracts rock salt or halite from evaporite formations
- chemistry. for the chemistry of table salt, see sodium chloride. for more information about table salt, see salt. in chemistry, salts are ionic compounds