Origin of salter
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
Origin of salt2
Related Words for salterbarbed, spicy, scathing, incisive, trenchant, poignant, piercing, peppery, salty, caustic, telling, biting, bitter, zesty, saline, alkaline, pungent, briny, sour, salted
Examples from the Web for salter
Contemporary Examples of salter
Editor's Note: A previous verison of said Salter was from Illinois, not Michigan.Blues Musicians in Unmarked Graves Are Finally Getting Some Respect
January 12, 2014
No word yet from Karp as to whether Salter was being too hard on himself.
For now, Salter is keeping mum, at the request of Simon & Schuster editor Jonathan Karp.
The journey that Salter and McCain had been on together for so many years had come to an end.Grace We Can Believe In
December 8, 2008
In a shadow boxing bout, Schmidt accidentally blackened Salter's eye.The Newsweek Campaign Piece
The Daily Beast
November 10, 2008
Historical Examples of salter
You know the man I was telling you of last night—Salter Quick?
Who, after all, were Noah and Salter Quick—what was their life-story.
"Probably to some place that Salter Quick knew of," I suggested.
Yet—Noah and Salter Quick were on her—and were living five years later?
Salter Quick saw it, too, and nodded significantly in its direction.
n acronym for
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