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Definition of Salt

Salt

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

Salt Quotations

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinesen

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

Everything we think about regarding sustainability - from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population - has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use - as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.
Jamais Cascio

I love KIND bars. My favorites are coconut and almond and the dark chocolate and sea salt because staying fueled helps keep me from getting sick or injured. Bananas have also made a great comeback in my life. My kids eat them all the time on the go, which has inspired my go-to pre-run morning meal of peanut butter and banana on toast.
Summer Sanders

Animals' taste systems are specialized for the niche they occupy in the environment. That includes us. As hunters and foragers of the dry savannah, our earliest forebears evolved a taste for important but scarce nutrients: salt and high-energy fats and sugars. That, in a nutshell, explains the widespread popularity of junk food.
Mary Roach
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Salt Translations

salt in Afrikaans is sout
salt in Danish is salt
salt in Dutch is zouten
salt in Finnish is suola
salt in French is sel
salt in German is Salz
salt in Italian is sale
salt in Latin is sal
salt in Norwegian is salt
salt in Portuguese is sal
salt in Swedish is salta, salt
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