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Meaning of SALT

Pronunciation:  sâlt, solt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
  2. [n]  negotiations between the US and the USSR opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
  3. [n]  white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  4. [n]  
  5. [adj]  (rare; of speech) painful; bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"
  6. [adj]  containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
  7. [adj]  one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
  8. [v]  preserve with salt, as of meats
  9. [v]  add salt to

SALT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: brackish, briny, common salt, saliferous, saline, salinity, saltiness, saltish, salty, sharp, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, table salt
 Antonyms: fresh
 See Also: acetate, acrylate, alkali, ammonium chloride, arsenate, benzoate, bichromate, bile salt, borate, borosilicate, calcium carbonate, calcium chloride, calcium lactate, calcium octadecanoate, calcium stearate, calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate, carbamate, carbonate, chemical compound, chlorate, chromate, chrome alum, compound, cream of tartar, cyanide, dibasic salt, dichromate, diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations, double salt, ethanoate, ferricyanide, ferrocyanide, flavor, flavorer, flavoring, flavour, flavourer, flavouring, fluoroboride, fluosilicate, fulminate, Glauber's salt, Glauber's salts, glutamate, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, halide, hypochlorite, inorganic phosphate, isocyanate, keep, manganate, microcosmic salt, orthophosphate, oxalacetate, oxalate, oxaloacetate, perchlorate, permanganate, phosphate, polyphosphate, potassium bromide, potassium carbonate, potassium chlorate, potassium dichromate, potassium hydrogen tartrate, preserve, propenoate, pyrophosphate, sal ammoniac, sal soda, salicylate, season, seasoner, seasoning, silicate, soda, soda ash, sodium bichromate, sodium carbonate, sodium chlorate, sodium dichromate, sulfonate, tartar, tartrate, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, tasteful, washing soda



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 of sodium, a substance used for seasoning
       food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found
       native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation
       and crystallization, from sea water and other water
       impregnated with saline particles.
    2. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
             Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . .
             . we have some salt of our youth in us. --Shak.
    3. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
    4. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
             I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen
             of silver salts.                      --Pepys.
    5. A sailor; -- usually qualified by old. [Colloq.]
             Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing
             and gossiping, clusters of old salts. --Hawthorne.
    6. (Chem.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an
       acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the
       salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
    Note: Except in case of ammonium salts, accurately speaking,
          it is the acid radical which unites with the base or
          basic radical, with the elimination of hydrogen, of
          water, or of analogous compounds as side products. In
          the case of diacid and triacid bases, and of dibasic
          and tribasic acids, the mutual neutralization may vary
          in degree, producing respectively basic, neutral, or
          acid salts. See Phrases below.
    7. Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that
       which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an
       allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken
       with a grain of salt.
             Ye are the salt of the earth.         --Matt. v. 13.
    8. pl. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic,
       especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
    9. pl. Marshes flooded by the tide. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Above the salt}, {Below the salt}, phrases which have
       survived the old custom, in the houses of people of rank,
       of placing a large saltcellar near the middle of a long
       table, the places above which were assigned to the guests
       of distinction, and those below to dependents, inferiors,
       and poor relations. See {Saltfoot}.
             His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is
             beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the
             salt.                                 --B. Jonson.
    {Acid salt} (Chem.)
       (a) A salt derived from an acid which has several
           replaceable hydrogen atoms which are only partially
           exchanged for metallic atoms or basic radicals; as,
           acid potassium sulphate is an acid salt.
       (b) A salt, whatever its constitution, which merely gives
           an acid reaction; thus, copper sulphate, which is
           composed of a strong acid united with a weak base, is
           an acid salt in this sense, though theoretically it is
           a neutral salt.
    {Alkaline salt} (Chem.), a salt which gives an alkaline
       reaction, as sodium carbonate.
    {Amphid salt} (Old Chem.), a salt of the oxy type, formerly
       regarded as composed of two oxides, an acid and a basic
       oxide. [Obsolescent]
    {Basic salt} (Chem.)
       (a) A salt which contains more of the basic constituent
           than is required to neutralize the acid.
       (b) An alkaline salt.
    {Binary salt} (Chem.), a salt of the oxy type conveniently
       regarded as composed of two ingredients (analogously to a
       haloid salt), viz., a metal and an acid radical.
    {Double salt} (Chem.), a salt regarded as formed by the union
       of two distinct salts, as common alum, potassium aluminium
       sulphate. See under {Double}.
    {Epsom salts}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Essential salt} (Old Chem.), a salt obtained by
       crystallizing plant juices.
    {Ethereal salt}. (Chem.) See under {Ethereal}.
    {Glauber's salt} or {salts}. See in Vocabulary.
    {Haloid salt} (Chem.), a simple salt of a halogen acid, as
       sodium chloride.
    {Microcosmic salt}. (Chem.). See under {Microcosmic}.
    {Neutral salt}. (Chem.)
       (a) A salt in which the acid and base (in theory)
           neutralize each other.
       (b) A salt which gives a neutral reaction.
    {Oxy salt} (Chem.), a salt derived from an oxygen acid.
    {Per salt} (Old Chem.), a salt supposed to be derived from a
       peroxide base or analogous compound. [Obs.]
    {Permanent salt}, a salt which undergoes no change on
       exposure to the air.
    {Proto salt} (Chem.), a salt derived from a protoxide base or
       analogous compound.
    {Rochelle salt}. See under {Rochelle}.
    {Salt of amber} (Old Chem.), succinic acid.
    {Salt of colcothar} (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or sulphate
       of iron.
    {Salt of hartshorn}. (Old Chem.)
       (a) Sal ammoniac, or ammonium chloride.
       (b) Ammonium carbonate. Cf. {Spirit of hartshorn}, under
    {Salt of lemons}. (Chem.) See {Salt of sorrel}, below.
    {Salt of Saturn} (Old Chem.), sugar of lead; lead acetate; --
       the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.
    {Salt of Seignette}. Same as {Rochelle salt}.
    {Salt of soda} (Old Chem.), sodium carbonate.
    {Salt of sorrel} (Old Chem.), acid potassium oxalate, or
       potassium quadroxalate, used as a solvent for ink stains;
       -- so called because found in the sorrel, or Oxalis. Also
       sometimes inaccurately called {salt of lemon}.
    {Salt of tartar} (Old Chem.), potassium carbonate; -- so
       called because formerly made by heating cream of tartar,
       or potassium tartrate. [Obs.]
    {Salt of Venus} (Old Chem.), blue vitriol; copper sulphate;
       -- the alchemical name of copper being Venus.
    {Salt of wisdom}. See {Alembroth}.
    {Sedative salt} (Old Med. Chem.), boric acid.
    {Sesqui salt} (Chem.), a salt derived from a sesquioxide base
       or analogous compound.
    {Spirit of salt}. (Chem.) See under {Spirit}.
    {Sulpho salt} (Chem.), a salt analogous to an oxy salt, but
       containing sulphur in place of oxygen.
  2. \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 acid} (Chem.), hydrochloric acid.
    {Salt block}, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt
       factory. --Knight.
    {Salt bottom}, a flat piece of ground covered with saline
       efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett.
    {Salt cake} (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of
       sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the
       first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to
       Leblanc's process.
    {Salt fish}.
       (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar
           fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
       (b) A marine fish.
    {Salt garden}, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of
       sea water for the production of salt, employing large
       shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
    {Salt gauge}, an instrument used to test the strength of
       brine; a salimeter.
    {Salt horse}, salted beef. [Slang]
    {Salt junk}, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang]
    {Salt lick}. See {Lick}, n.
    {Salt marsh}, grass land subject to the overflow of salt
    {Salt-marsh caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), an American bombycid
       moth ({Spilosoma acr[ae]a} which is very destructive to
       the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also
       {woolly bear}. See Illust. under {Moth}, {Pupa}, and
       {Woolly bear}, under {Woolly}.
    {Salt-marsh fleabane} (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb
       ({Pluchea camphorata}) with rayless purplish heads,
       growing in salt marshes.
    {Salt-marsh hen} (Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under
    {Salt-marsh terrapin} (Zo["o]l.), the diamond-back.
    {Salt mine}, a mine where rock salt is obtained.
    {Salt pan}.
       (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also,
           a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is
           evaporated by the heat of the sun.
       (b) pl. Salt works.
    {Salt pit}, a pit where salt is obtained or made.
    {Salt rising}, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a
       principal ingredient. [U.S.]
    {Salt raker}, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or
       inclosures from the sea.
    {Salt sedative} (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.]
    {Salt spring}, a spring of salt water.
    {Salt tree} (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Halimodendron
       argenteum}) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian
       region and in Siberia.
    {Salt water}, water impregnated with salt, as that of the
       ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also,
             Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see; And yet
             salt water blinds them not so much But they can see
             a sort of traitors here.              --Shak.
    {Salt-water sailor}, an ocean mariner.
    {Salt-water tailor}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Bluefish}.
  3. \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.
  4. \Salt\, v. i.
    To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to
  5. \Salt\, n. [L. saltus, fr. salire to leap.]
    The act of leaping or jumping; a leap. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. Symbolic Assembly Language Trainer. Assembly-like language implemented in BASIC by Kevin Stock, now at Encore in France.

    2. Sam And Lincoln Threaded language. A threaded extensible variant of BASIC. "SALT", S.D. Fenster et al, BYTE (Jun 1985) p.147.

    [jargon file]

  2. A tiny bit of near-random data inserted where too much regularity would be undesirable; a data frob (sense 1). For example, the Unix crypt(3) manual page mentions that "the salt string is used to perturb the DES algorithm in one of 4096 different ways."

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing salt in your dream, represents added flavor and a new found flare in the experience of life. You may be experiencing and elevated sense of individual worthiness and increased zest and vigor in your life. Your efforts are paying off. Alternatively, salt also symbolizes dependability, truth, dedication and longevity. Dreaming that you are salting meat means piling debt and as a result you will be constantly harassed by bill collectors.
Easton Bible Dictionary

used to season food (Job 6:6), and mixed with the fodder of cattle (Isa. 30:24, "clean;" in marg. of R.V. "salted"). All meat-offerings were seasoned with salt (Lev. 2:13). To eat salt with one is to partake of his hospitality, to derive subsistence from him; and hence he who did so was bound to look after his host's interests (Ezra 4:14, "We have maintenance from the king's palace;" A.V. marg., "We are salted with the salt of the palace;" R.V., "We eat the salt of the palace").

A "covenant of salt" (Num. 18:19; 2 Chr. 13:5) was a covenant of perpetual obligation. New-born children were rubbed with salt (Ezek. 16:4). Disciples are likened unto salt, with reference to its cleansing and preserving uses (Matt. 5:13). When Abimelech took the city of Shechem, he sowed the place with salt, that it might always remain a barren soil (Judg. 9:45). Sir Lyon Playfair argues, on scientific grounds, that under the generic name of "salt," in certain passages, we are to understand petroleum or its residue asphalt. Thus in Gen. 19:26 he would read "pillar of asphalt;" and in Matt. 5:13, instead of "salt," "petroleum," which loses its essence by exposure, as salt does not, and becomes asphalt, with which pavements were made.

The Jebel Usdum, to the south of the Dead Sea, is a mountain of rock salt about 7 miles long and from 2 to 3 miles wide and some hundreds of feet high.