verb (used with object)
- Also salt down . to preserve by adding quantities of salt to, as meat.
- Informal. to keep in reserve; store away; save: to salt away most of one's earnings.
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Origin of salt1
synonym study for salt
OTHER WORDS FROM saltsaltlike, adjective
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Definition for salt (2 of 3)
Origin of salt2
Definition for salt (3 of 3)
How to use salt in a sentence
Along with the expected water and salts, the geysers contain organic compounds.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
The salts found on the surface are important in helping to maintain liquid water within an environment like Ceres.The dwarf planet Ceres might be home to an underground ocean of water|Neel Patel|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He also learned how salt marshes can protect inland communities by buffering those waves.For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research|Carolyn Wilke|July 28, 2020|Science News For Students
For some tastes, such as salt, scientists can isolate the taste alone, dropping salty water right into the mouth.
The team also tested the device with artificial sweat that included water and salts.
Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on parchment or wax paper.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season liberally with salt.
Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.
Rub the loin with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Afghan was true to his salt, and their own retainers, who had come with them from Lucknow, remained steadfast at this crisis.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The men arrived in very bad condition, and many of them blinded with the salt water which had dashed into their eyes.
He shall pour frost as salt upon the earth: and when it freezeth, it shall become like the tops of thistles.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
How still it was, with only the voice of the sea whispering through the reeds that grew in the salt-water pools!The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for salt (1 of 2)
Derived forms of saltsaltish, adjectivesaltless, adjectivesaltlike, adjectivesaltness, noun
Word Origin for salt
British Dictionary definitions for salt (2 of 2)
n acronym for
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Idioms and Phrases with salt
In addition to the idioms beginning with salt
- salt away
- salt of the earth, the
- back to the salt mines
- with a grain of salt