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salt

noun

1 salt

A compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal).

Roget 393: condiment, seasoning, sauce, spice, relish, appetizer.    [Condiments] salt; mustard, grey poupon mustard; pepper, black pepper, white pepper, peppercorn, ... show more

Roget 842: wit, humor, wittiness; sense of humor; attic wit, attic salt; atticism; salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry.    ... show more

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more

Roget 269: sailor, mariner, navigator; seaman, seafarer, seafaring man; dock walloper [Slang]; tar, jack tar, salt, able seaman, A.    B.; man-of-war's man, bluejacket, ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Dutch: keukenzout, metaalzout, zout, zouten
Polish: sól



2 salt

White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food.

synonyms: common salt, table salt.

Dutch: chloornatrium, keukenzout, salt, tafelzout, zout
Polish: sól, sól kuchenna

3 SALT

Negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons.

synonym: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

4 salt

The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth.

synonyms: salinity, saltiness.

Polish: słoność

verb

1 salt

Add salt to.

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 392: be pungent etc. adj.; bite the tongue.    render pungent etc. adj.; season, spice, salt, pepper, pickle, brine, ... show more

2 salt

Sprinkle as if with salt.

3 salt

Add zest or liveliness to.

4 salt

Preserve with salt.

Dutch: inpekelen, inzouten, pekelen, zouten

adjective

1 salt

of speech Painful or bitter.

Roget 392a: salty, salt, saline, brackish, briny; salty as brine, salty as a herring, salty as Lot's wife.    salty, racy (indecent) 961.   


Moby thesaurus: AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Attic, Atticism, Dylan, Flying Dutchman, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Tabasco, Varuna, Worcestershire sauce, able seaman, able-bodied seaman, accumulate, adulterate, aftertaste, agile wit, alimentation ... show more.

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