What does SALT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salt(noun)

    a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

  2. salt, table salt, common salt(noun)

    white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

  3. 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

  4. salt, saltiness, salinity(adj)

    the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

  5. salt(verb)

    (of speech) painful or bitter

    "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"

  6. salt(verb)

    add salt to

  7. salt(verb)

    sprinkle as if with salt

    "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

  8. salt(verb)

    add zest or liveliness to

    "She salts her lectures with jokes"

  9. salt(verb)

    preserve with salt

    "people used to salt meats on ships"


  1. salt(Noun)

    A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.

  2. salt(Noun)

    One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.

  3. salt(Noun)

    A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use).

  4. salt(Noun)

    A sailor (also old salt).

  5. salt(Noun)

    Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute-force decryption more difficult.

  6. salt(Noun)

    A person that engages in the political act of seeking employment at a company in order to help unionize it.

  7. salt(Verb)

    To add salt to.

  8. salt(Verb)

    To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.

  9. salt(Verb)

    To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.

  10. salt(Verb)

    To include colorful language in.

  11. salt(Verb)

    To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.

  12. salt(Verb)

    To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.

  13. salt(Adjective)


  14. salt(Adjective)


  15. Origin: From sealt, from saltan (cf. Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish salt), from seh₂l- (cf. Welsh halen, Latin sal, Russian соль, Ancient Greek ἅλς).

Webster Dictionary

  1. salt

    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

  2. Salt(noun)

    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

  3. Salt(noun)

    hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning

  4. Salt(noun)

    hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt

  5. Salt(noun)

    a dish for salt at table; a saltcellar

  6. Salt(noun)

    a sailor; -- usually qualified by old

  7. Salt(noun)

    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

  8. Salt(noun)

    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

  9. Salt(noun)

    any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt

  10. Salt(noun)

    marshes flooded by the tide

  11. Salt(noun)

    of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water

  12. Salt(noun)

    overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass

  13. Salt(noun)

    fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent

  14. Salt(noun)

    fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful

  15. Salt(verb)

    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

  16. Salt(verb)

    to fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber

  17. Salt(verb)

    to deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt

  18. Salt(noun)

    the act of leaping or jumping; a leap

  19. Origin: [L. saltus, fr. salire to leap.]


  1. Salt

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salt

    sawlt, n. chloride of sodium, or common salt, a well-known substance used for seasoning, found either in the earth or obtained by evaporation from sea-water: anything like salt: seasoning: piquancy: abatement, modification, allowance: an experienced sailor: that which preserves from corruption: an antiseptic: (chem.) a body composed of an acid and a base united in definite proportions, or of bromine, chlorine, fluorine, or iodine, with a metal or metalloid: (obs.) lust.—v.t. to sprinkle or season with salt: to fill with salt between the timbers for preservation.—adj. containing salt: tasting of salt: overflowed with, or growing in, salt-water: pungent: lecherous: (coll.) costly, expensive—ns. Salt′-block, a salt-evaporating apparatus; Salt′-bott′om, a flat piece of ground covered with saline efflorescences: Salt′-bush, an Australian plant of the goose-foot family; Salt′-cake, the crude sodium sulphate occurring as a by-product in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid; Salt′-cat, a mixture given as a digestive to pigeons; Salt′er, one who salts, or who makes, sells, or deals in salt, as in Drysalter: a trout leaving salt-water to ascend a stream; Sal′tern, salt-works; Salt′-foot, a large saltcellar marking the boundary between the superior and inferior guests; Salt′-gauge, an instrument for testing the strength of brine; Salt′-glaze, a glaze produced upon ceramic ware by putting common salt in the kilns after they have been fired.—adj. Salt′-green (Shak.), sea-green.—ns. Salt′-group, a series of rocks containing salt, as the Onondaga salt-group; Salt′-hold′er, a saltcellar; Salt′-horse, salted beef; Salt′ie, the salt-water fluke or dab; Salt′ing, the act of sprinkling with salt: the celebration of the Eton 'Montem.'—adj. Salt′ish, somewhat salt.—adv. Salt′ishly, so as to be moderately salt.—ns. Salt′ishness, a moderate degree of saltness; Salt′-junk, hard salt beef for use at sea.—adj. Salt′less, without salt: tasteless.—n. Salt′-lick, a place to which animals resort for salt.—adv. Salt′ly.—ns. Salt′-marsh, land liable to be overflowed by the sea or the waters of estuaries; Salt′-marsh cat′erpillar, the hairy larva of an arctiid moth; Salt′-marsh hen, a clapper-rail; Salt′-marsh terr′apin, the diamond-backed turtle; Salt′-mine, a mine where rock-salt is obtained; Salt′ness, impregnation with salt; Salt′-pan, a pan, basin, or pit where salt is obtained or made; Salt′-pit, a pit where salt is obtained; Salt′-rheum, a cutaneous eruption; Salts, Epsom salt or other salt used as a medicine.—a

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. salt

    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

  1. Salt

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SALT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3553

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SALT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2208

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SALT' in Nouns Frequency: #1309

Anagrams for SALT »

  1. last, lats, slat

  2. Lats

  3. Slat


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SALT in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SALT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom:

    Send salt to your enemy.

  2. Pete Kennedy:

    When in doubt, use a pinch of salt

  3. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 2 scene 3:

    We have some salt of our youth in us.

  4. Chef Richard Black:

    When in doubt -- add a pinch of salt.

  5. Dean Keak Tegn:

    If you want to be creative, eat salt not sugar.

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