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Definition of salt:

  1. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
  2. A sailor; - usually qualified by old.
  3. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
  4. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
  5. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
  6. 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.
  7. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
  8. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
  9. Marshes flooded by the tide.
  10. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
  11. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
  17. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
  18. 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.

Synonyms:

sharp, seafarer, preserved, strew, saliferous, lay in, soused, season, save, scatter, jack-tar, saline, put by, sea, sea dog, salted, sock away, brackish, lay up, sodium chloride, strategic arms limitation talks, table salt, gob, deposit, lay away, pickled, spread, keep, lay aside, common salt, brininess, bank, salt-cured, alkaline, salinity, coarseness, lay by, saltiness, set by, money, saltish, flavor, salty, briny.

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