Definitions for siltsɪlt

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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

  4. Origin: [OE. silte gravel, fr. silen to drain, E. sile; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sila, prob. akin to AS. sen to filter, sgan to fall, sink, cause to sink, G. seihen to strain, to filter, OHG. shan, Icel. sa, Skr. sic to pour; cf. Gr. 'ikma`s moisture. Cf. Sig, Sile.]


  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 for silt »

  1. list, lits, slit

  2. Lits

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