salt

salt NOUN 1) (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. 2) Chemistry any compound formed by the reaction of an acid with a base, with the hydrogen of the acid replaced by a metal or equivalent group. 3) (old salt) informal an experienced sailor.
ADJECTIVE 1) impregnated or treated with salt. 2) (of a plant) growing on the coast or in salt marshes.
VERB 1) season or preserve with salt. 2) sprinkle (a road or path) with salt in order to melt snow or ice. 3) (salt away) informal put by (money) secretly. 4) make piquant or more interesting.
rub salt into the wound — Cf. ↑rub salt into the wound
the salt of the earth — Cf. ↑the salt of the earth
sit below the salt — Cf. ↑sit below the salt
take with a pinch (or grain) of salt — Cf. ↑take with a pinch of salt
worth one's salt — Cf. ↑worth one's salt
DERIVATIVES saltless adjective saltness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Salt — Salt, n. [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. The chloride… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para las conversaciones sobre limitación de armas estratégicas véase: SALT Salt Escudo …   Wikipedia Español

  • salt — [sôlt] n. [ME < OE sealt, akin to Ger salz < IE base * sal , salt > L sal, Gr hāls, salt, Sans salila, salty] 1. sodium chloride, NaCl, a white, crystalline substance with a characteristic taste, found in natural beds, in sea water, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Salt — • Always used for the seasoning of food and for the preservation of things from corruption, had from very early days a sacred and religious character Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Salt     Salt …   Catholic encyclopedia

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