Definitions for siltsɪlt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment.

    Category: Geology

  2. (v.i.)to become filled or choked up with silt.

    Category: Geology

  3. (v.t.)to fill or choke up with silt.

    Category: Geology

Origin of silt:

1400–50; late ME cylte gravel cf. OE syltan to salt, OHG sulza salt marsh


Princeton's WordNet

  1. silt(verb)

    mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake

  2. silt up, silt(verb)

    become chocked with silt

    "The river silted up"


  1. silt(Noun)

    Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.

  2. silt(Noun)

    Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.

  3. silt(Noun)

    A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

  4. silt(Verb)

    To clog or fill with silt.

  5. silt(Verb)

    To become clogged with silt.

  6. Origin: From cylte, cognate with Norwegian and Danish sylt and Old English sealt

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silt(noun)

    mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water

  2. Silt(verb)

    to choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud

  3. Silt(verb)

    to flow through crevices; to percolate


  1. Silt

    Silt is granular material of a size somewhere between sand and clay whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar. Silt may occur as a soil or as suspended sediment in a surface water body. It may also exist as soil deposited at the bottom of a water body.

Anagrams of silt

  1. list, lits, slit

  2. Lits

Translations for silt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fine sand and mud left behind by flowing water.

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