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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English salt, from Old English sealt, from Proto-Germanic *saltą (compare Dutch zout, German Salz, Norwegian Bokmål salt and Swedish salt), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l- (compare Welsh halen, Old Irish salann, Latin sal, Russian соль (solʹ), Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls), Albanian ngjelmë (salty, savory), Old Armenian աղ (), Tocharian A sāle, Sanskrit सलिल (salila)).

PronunciationEdit

 
salt crystals

NounEdit

salt (countable and uncountable, plural salts)

  1. A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
    • c. 1430 (reprinted 1888), Thomas Austin, ed., Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55 [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London: N. Trübner & Co. for the Early English Text Society, volume I, OCLC 374760, page 11:
      Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke [] caste þher-to Safroun an Salt []
  2. (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
  3. (uncommon) A salt marsh, a saline marsh at the shore of a sea.
  4. (slang) A sailor (also old salt).
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
      Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, chapter 1
      I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.
  5. (cryptography) Randomly chosen bytes added to a plaintext message prior to encrypting it, in order to render brute-force decryption more difficult.
  6. A person who seeks employment at a company in order to (once employed by it) help unionize it.
  7. (obsolete) flavour; taste; seasoning
    • Shakespeare
      Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen [] we have some salt of our youth in us.
  8. (obsolete) piquancy; wit; sense.
    Attic salt
  9. (obsolete) A dish for salt at table; a salt cellar.
    • Samuel Pepys
      I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen of silver salts.
  10. (figuratively) That which preserves from corruption or error, or purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction.
    His statements must be taken with a grain of salt.
    • Bible, Matthew v. 13
      Ye are the salt of the earth.
  11. (Internet slang) Indignation; outrage; arguing.
    There was so much salt in that thread about the poor casting decision.

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TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

salt (comparative more salt, superlative most salt)

  1. Salty; salted.
    salt beef;  salt tears
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Philander went into the next room [] and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
  2. Saline.
    a salt marsh;  salt grass
  3. Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.
    a salt mine
    The salt factory is a key connecting element in the seawater infrastructure.
  4. (figuratively, obsolete) Bitter; sharp; pungent.
  5. (figuratively, obsolete) Salacious; lecherous; lustful; (of animals) in heat.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello Act III, Scene 3:
      It is impossible you should see this, / Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys, / As salt as wolves in pride, and fools as gross / As ignorance made drunk.
    • François Rabelais (in translation), Gargantua and Pantagruel
      And when he saw that all the dogs were flocking about her, yarring at the retardment of their access to her, and every way keeping such a coil with her as they are wont to do about a proud or salt bitch, he forthwith departed []

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VerbEdit

salt (third-person singular simple present salts, present participle salting, simple past and past participle salted)

  1. (transitive) To add salt to.
    to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt the city streets in the winter
  2. (intransitive) To deposit salt as a saline solution.
    The brine begins to salt.
  3. (mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
  4. (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
  5. To include colorful language in.
  6. To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
  7. (archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.
  8. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.

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AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Catalan saltus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

salt m (plural salts)

  1. jump

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Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *saltą, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l-.

NounEdit

salt

  1. salt
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Salt. Sal.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

salt

  1. genitive plural of salto

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse saltr (salt), from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, *séh₂ls, *sáls.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

salt

  1. salty, salt
InflectionEdit
Inflection of salt
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular salt saltere saltest2
Neuter singular salt saltere saltest2
Plural salte saltere saltest2
Definite attributive1 salte saltere salteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse salt (akin to Old Saxon salt, Old High German salz, Old Dutch salt, Old English sealt), from Proto-Germanic *saltą, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, *séh₂ls. Compare Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish salt.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

salt n (singular definite saltet, plural indefinite salte)

  1. salt
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See etymology on the main entry.

VerbEdit

salt

  1. imperative of salte
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FaroeseEdit

 
salt

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse salt, from Proto-Germanic *saltą, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, *séh₂ls, *sáls.

NounEdit

salt n (genitive singular salts, plural sølt)

  1. salt
DeclensionEdit
Declension of salt
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative salt saltið sølt søltini
accusative salt saltið sølt søltini
dative salti saltinum søltum søltunum
genitive salts saltsins salta saltanna
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse saltr (salt), from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, *séh₂ls, *sáls.

AdjectiveEdit

salt

  1. salty
DeclensionEdit
saltur a21
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) saltur sølt salt
Accusative (hvønnfall) saltan salta
Dative (hvørjumfall) søltum saltari søltum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (salts) (saltar/
saltrar)
(salts)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) saltir saltar sølt
Accusative (hvønnfall) saltar
Dative (hvørjumfall) søltum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (salta
saltra)

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Catalan saltus.

NounEdit

salt m (plural salts)

  1. jump, leap, spring

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

salt

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌻𐍄

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse salt, from Proto-Germanic *saltą, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, *séh₂ls, *sáls.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

salt n (genitive singular salts, nominative plural sölt)

  1. salt
    Geturðu rétt mér saltið?
    Can you pass me the salt?

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory

AdjectiveEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Lua error: not enough memory. Cognates include Lua error: not enough memory.

PronunciationEdit

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Lua error: not enough memory

VerbEdit

salt intr., 1st conj., pres. salstu, salsti, salst, past salu

  1. to freeze

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

PronunciationEdit

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Lua error: not enough memory

Etymology 1Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory.

AdjectiveEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory
    salte peanøtter - salted peanuts

Etymology 2Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory (akin to Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory, Old Dutch salt, Lua error: not enough memory), from Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory. Compare Danish, Swedish and Lua error: not enough memory.

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory

Derived termsEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

ReferencesEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

PronunciationEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory

Etymology 1Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory.

AdjectiveEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory

Etymology 2Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory (akin to Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory, Old Dutch salt, Lua error: not enough memory), from Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory.

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory

Derived termsEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory

ReferencesEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory

Old DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Lua error: not enough memory.

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: Lua error: not enough memory

Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory.

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory

DeclensionEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

DescendantsEdit

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: Lua error: not enough memory
  • West Frisian: Lua error: not enough memory

AdjectiveEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. salty, salted

DescendantsEdit

  • West Frisian: Lua error: not enough memory

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Lua error: not enough memory.

PronunciationEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. leap
  2. saltation

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory.

PronunciationEdit

  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • (file)
    Lua error: not enough memory

AdjectiveEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. salty
DeclensionEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

Etymology 2Edit

From Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory (akin to Old Saxon Lua error: not enough memory, Old High German Lua error: not enough memory, Old Dutch salt, Old English Lua error: not enough memory), from Lua error: not enough memory, from Lua error: not enough memory, Lua error: not enough memory. Compare Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian Lua error: not enough memory.

PronunciationEdit

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Lua error: not enough memory

NounEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory
    1. Lua error: not enough memory sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
    2. Lua error: not enough memory One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
DeclensionEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
  • Lua error: not enough memory
  • Lua error: not enough memory

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Lua error: not enough memory

PronunciationEdit

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Lua error: not enough memory

AdverbEdit

Lua error: not enough memory

  1. Lua error: not enough memory exclusively
    Lua error: not enough memory