Definitions for saltsɔlt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a crystalline compound, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring chiefly as a mineral or a constituent of seawater, and used for seasoning food and as a preservative.
any of a class of chemical compounds formed by neutralization of an acid by a base, a reaction in which hydrogen atoms of the acid are replaced by cations supplied by the base.
table salt mixed with an herb or seasoning as named:
an element that gives liveliness or pungency.
sharp, biting wit.
a sailor, esp. an old or experienced one.
(v.t.)to season with salt.
to cure or preserve with salt.
to provide with salt:
to salt cattle.
to treat with common salt or with any chemical salt.
to spread salt on so as to melt snow or ice.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to introduce rich ore fraudulently into (a mine, a mineral sample, etc.) to create a false impression of value.
salt away, Also,salt down.to preserve by adding salt to, as meat. to save (money) for future use.
Category: Verb Phrase
salt out,to separate (a dissolved substance) from a solution by the addition of a salt, esp. common salt.
Category: Chemistry, Verb Phrase
(adj.)containing salt, or tasting of salt:
a salt drink.
cured or preserved with salt:
inundated by salt water.
Ref: salty (def. 1). 1
Idioms for salt:
take with a grain or pinch of salt,to be somewhat skeptical about.
worth one's salt,deserving of one's wages or salary.
* Syn: See sailor.
Origin of salt:
bef. 900; (n. and adj.) ME; OE sealt, c. OFris, OS, ON Go salt, OHG, G salz; akin to L sāl, Gk háls; (v.) ME salten, OE s(e)altan
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (or Treaty).
a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
salt, table salt, common salt(noun)
white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT(noun)
negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
salt, saltiness, salinity(adj)
the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
(of speech) painful or bitter
"salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"
add salt to
sprinkle as if with salt
"the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
add zest or liveliness to
"She salts her lectures with jokes"
preserve with salt
"people used to salt meats on ships"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a white substance used to add flavor to food
a pinch of salt; Put plenty of salt in the water.
not to take sth too seriously
Take everything he says with a grain of salt.
take sth with a grain of salt
to add salt to food
Salt the potatoes and add a little butter.
A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use).
A sailor (also old salt).
Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute-force decryption more difficult.
A person that engages in the political act of seeking employment at a company in order to help unionize it.
To add salt to.
To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
To include colorful language in.
To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.
Origin: From sealt, from saltan (cf. Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish salt), from seh₂l- (cf. Welsh halen, Latin sal, Russian соль, Ancient Greek ἅλς).
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
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
hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning
hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt
a dish for salt at table; a saltcellar
a sailor; -- usually qualified by old
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
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
any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt
marshes flooded by the tide
of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water
overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass
fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent
fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful
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
to fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber
to deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt
the act of leaping or jumping; a leap
In chemistry, salts are ionic compounds that result from the neutralization reaction of an acid and a base. They are composed of related numbers of cations and anions so that the product is electrically neutral. These component ions can be inorganic such as chloride, as well as organic such as acetate and monatomic ions such as fluoride, as well as polyatomic ions such as sulfate. There are several varieties of salts. Salts that hydrolyze to produce hydroxide ions when dissolved in water are basic salts and salts that hydrolyze to produce hydronium ions in water are acid salts. Neutral salts are those that are neither acid nor basic salts. Zwitterions contain an anionic center and a cationic center in the same molecule but are not considered to be salts. Examples include amino acids, many metabolites, peptides, and proteins. Usually non-dissolved salts in standard temperature and pressure are in solid state of matter, but there are exceptions. Molten salts and solutions containing dissolved salts are called electrolytes, as they are able to conduct electricity. As observed in the cytoplasm of cells, in blood, urine, plant saps and mineral waters, mixtures of many different ions in solution usually do not form defined salts after evaporation of the water. Therefore, their salt content is given for the respective ions.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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) man page mentions that “the salt string is used to perturb the DES algorithm in one of 4096 different ways.”
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A salt is a chemical compound containing two atoms of two radicals,. which saturate each other. One atom or radical is electro-positive referred to the other, which is electro-negative. By electrolysis salts are decomposed, the atoms or radicals separating and uniting to form new molecules.
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Translations for salt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also common salt ) sodium chloride, a white substance frequently used for seasoning
The soup needs more salt.
- salPortuguese (BR)
- das SalzGerman
- sol, natrijev kloridCroatian
- 鹽Chinese (Trad.)
- кухонна сільUkrainian
- 盐Chinese (Simp.)
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