Origin of salted
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.
Origin of salt1
Synonyms for salt
Related Words for saltedsaline, alkaline, pungent, briny, sour, debase, distort, warp, desecrate, vitiate, misinterpret, misrepresent, falsify, misconstrue, slaughter, preserve, dry, smoke, contravene, pervert
Examples from the Web for salted
Contemporary Examples of salted
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the string beans.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
Gin and white vermouth shaken with salted pomegranate syrup, dappled with rosewater.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and set a bowl of ice water on the side.
For Stewed Brussels Sprouts Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and place a bowl of ice water to the side.
Another testimony describes a man who killed, salted, and ate his wife, and later was executed for the crime.Not Just Cannibalism: Seven Ways Colonial Jamestown Was a Living Hell
May 2, 2013
Historical Examples of salted
How could they turn from me to orange frapp or salted almonds?The Bacillus of Beauty
They've just gone and salted it—I mean, put some good ore in to deceive you.
The deep-sea fishermen exported a part of their catch, dried and salted.The Age of Invention
And the splitten fry are salted dry by the blink of the morning star.The Battle of the Bays
Muda Hassim presented us with another bullock, which we salted.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
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Word Origin for salt
Old English sealt "salt" (n.; also as an adjective, "salty, briny"), from Proto-Germanic *saltom (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old Frisian, Gothic salt, Dutch zout, German Salz), from PIE *sal- "salt" (cf. Greek hals "salt, sea," Latin sal, Old Church Slavonic soli, Old Irish salann, Welsh halen "salt").
Modern chemistry sense is from 1790. Meaning "experienced sailor" is first attested 1840, in reference to the salinity of the sea. Salt was long regarded as having power to repel spiritual and magical evil. Many metaphoric uses reflect that this was once a rare and important resource, e.g. worth one's salt (1830), salt of the earth (Old English, after Matt. v:13). Belief that spilling salt brings bad luck is attested from 16c. To be above (or below) the salt (1590s) refers to customs of seating at a long table according to rank or honor, and placing a large salt-cellar in the middle of the dining table.
Salt-lick first recorded 1751; salt-marsh is Old English sealtne mersc; salt-shaker is from 1882. Salt-and-pepper "of dark and light color" first recorded 1915. To take something with a grain of salt is from 1640s, from Modern Latin cum grano salis.
Cold War U.S.-U.S.S.R. nuclear weapons negotiations, 1968, acronym for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (which would make SALT talks redundant, but the last element sometimes also is understood as treaty).
Old English sealtan, from Proto-Germanic *salto- (see salt (n.)), and in part from the noun. Related: Salted; salting.
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