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Meaning of "salt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SALT

Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sāls, Latin sāl, Greek hals.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SALT

salt  [sɔːlt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SALT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Salt is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb salt in English.

WHAT DOES SALT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

salt

Salt

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in the sea where it is the main mineral constituent, with the open ocean having about 35 grams of solids per litre, a salinity of 3.5%. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. The tissues of animals contain larger quantities of salt than do plant tissues; therefore the typical diets of nomads who subsist on their flocks and herds require little or no added salt, whereas cereal-based diets require supplementation. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous of food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation. Some of the earliest evidence of salt processing dates back to around 6,000 years ago, when people living in Romania were boiling spring water to extract the salts; a saltworks in China has been found which dates to approximately the same period.

Definition of salt in the English dictionary

The first definition of salt in the dictionary is a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food. Other definition of salt is preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water. Salt is also any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SALT

PRESENT

Present
I salt
you salt
he/she/it salts
we salt
you salt
they salt
Present continuous
I am salting
you are salting
he/she/it is salting
we are salting
you are salting
they are salting
Present perfect
I have salted
you have salted
he/she/it has salted
we have salted
you have salted
they have salted
Present perfect continuous
I have been salting
you have been salting
he/she/it has been salting
we have been salting
you have been salting
they have been salting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I salted
you salted
he/she/it salted
we salted
you salted
they salted
Past continuous
I was salting
you were salting
he/she/it was salting
we were salting
you were salting
they were salting
Past perfect
I had salted
you had salted
he/she/it had salted
we had salted
you had salted
they had salted
Past perfect continuous
I had been salting
you had been salting
he/she/it had been salting
we had been salting
you had been salting
they had been salting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will salt
you will salt
he/she/it will salt
we will salt
you will salt
they will salt
Future continuous
I will be salting
you will be salting
he/she/it will be salting
we will be salting
you will be salting
they will be salting
Future perfect
I will have salted
you will have salted
he/she/it will have salted
we will have salted
you will have salted
they will have salted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been salting
you will have been salting
he/she/it will have been salting
we will have been salting
you will have been salting
they will have been salting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would salt
you would salt
he/she/it would salt
we would salt
you would salt
they would salt
Conditional continuous
I would be salting
you would be salting
he/she/it would be salting
we would be salting
you would be salting
they would be salting
Conditional perfect
I would have salt
you would have salt
he/she/it would have salt
we would have salt
you would have salt
they would have salt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been salting
you would have been salting
he/she/it would have been salting
we would have been salting
you would have been salting
they would have been salting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you salt
we let´s salt
you salt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to salt
Past participle
salted
Present Participle
salting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SALT


alt-rock
ɔːlt
assault
əˈsɔːlt
Balt
bɔːlt
basalt
ˈbæsɔːlt
cobalt
ˈkəʊbɔːlt
dalt
dɔːlt
dault
dɔːlt
default
dɪˈfɔːlt
exalt
ɪɡˈzɔːlt
fault
fɔːlt
Galt
ɡɔːlt
gault
ɡɔːlt
halt
hɔːlt
malt
mɔːlt
pole-vault
ˈpəʊlˌvɔːlt
smalt
smɔːlt
somersault
ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt
spalt
spɔːlt
vault
vɔːlt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SALT

salsuginous
salt away
salt bath
salt beef
salt cake
salt cellar
salt cod
salt dome
salt flat
salt lake
Salt Lake City
salt lick
salt marsh
salt mine
SALT negotiations
salt of the earth
salt out
salt pan
salt plug
salt pork

WORDS THAT END LIKE SALT

acid salt
alt
Anhalt
asphalt
call a halt
dealt
garlic salt
Gestalt
in alt
kosher salt
misdealt
pepper-and-salt
rock salt
sea salt
shalt
single malt
table salt
to come to a screeching halt
with a grain of salt
with a pinch of salt

Synonyms and antonyms of salt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SALT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «salt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of salt

Translation of «salt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SALT

Find out the translation of salt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of salt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «salt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sal
570 millions of speakers

English

salt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नमक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِلْح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

соль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লবণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Garam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Salz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uyah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

muối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मीठ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sól
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сіль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sout
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

salt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

salt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of salt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SALT»

The term «salt» is very widely used and occupies the 4.380 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of salt
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «salt».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SALT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «salt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «salt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about salt

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10 QUOTES WITH «SALT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word salt.
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Yolanda Adams
You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you're never going to please everybody.
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Dorothy Allison
Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.
3
Erykah Badu
I'm not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I'm blessed to do anything I want, so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally.
4
Aimee Bender
In terms of foods for me, I think I have more of the usual associations - foods from childhood that I associate with care and love, from relatives or special restaurants like the kind elderly man who dusted seasoning salt on French fries at the corner burger joint.
5
Gael Garcia Bernal
In Mexico we have a trick - add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle's broken.
6
Monica Denise Brown
I've been more conscious of my salt intake, sugar intake, making sure I'm not eating as many processed foods.
7
Anne Burrell
I always use my 'Holy Trinity' which is salt, olive oil and bacon. My motto is, 'bacon always makes it better.' I try to use bacon and pork products whenever it can.
8
Aaron Carter
I take Epsom salt baths.
9
Angela Carter
A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
10
Emilia Clarke
I'm really old-fashioned. An Epsom salt bath, that's genuinely better than any massage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SALT»

Discover the use of salt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to salt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Salt
Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind.
Mark Kurlansky, 2011
2
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss exposes the practices of some of the most recognisable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century.
Michael Moss, 2013
3
The Book of Salt: A Novel
The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Monique Truong, 2004
4
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread ...
In Flour Water Salt Yeast, author Ken Forkish demonstrates that high-quality artisan bread and pizza is within the reach of any home baker.
Ken Forkish, 2012
5
Antique Trader Salt And Pepper Shaker Price Guide
This go-to guide will help you easily assess your favorite collectible condiment containers.
Mark F Moran, 2008
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Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.
Deloris Jordan, 2003
7
The Years of Rice and Salt
These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east.
Kim Stanley Robinson, 2003
8
Salt
In a dangerous world, Deep Salt strikes terror into the heart of everyone.
Maurice Gee, 2007
9
The No-Salt Cookbook: Reduce or Eliminate Salt Without ...
Providing more than 200 tasty salt-free recipes--in addition to salt-free shopping tips, information on counting milligrams, and no-salt cooking essentials--this combination cookbook/health book will help you lead a more healthy, active ...
David C. Anderson, Thomas D. Anderson, 2001
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Salt-affected Soils and Their Management
Origin,classification and distribution of salt-affected soils;saline soils and their management;sodic soils and their management;salinity problems of the dryland regions;water quality and crop production;socio-economic considerations in ...
I. P. Abrol, Jai Singh Pal Yadav, F. I. Massoud, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SALT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term salt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Episcopal Church set to elect new presiding bishop during …
SALT LAKE CITY – The Episcopal Church plans to elect a new presiding bishop Saturday at the religion's conference in Salt Lake City. The new national leader ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
2
New York to Require Salt Warnings; San Francisco to Ban Soda Ads
New York's Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants add a symbol resembling a salt shaker on menus next to food products that ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
3
Dad may have been trying to rescue daughters, friend when he …
"He would not come back without his children," the man's mother, Pauline Capener of Ogden, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday. "I feel that's why he died, ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jun 15»
4
Romney vs. Holyfield: Shadowboxing and smiles for charity
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield box at the Rail Event Center Friday May 15, 2015. Holyfield won after Romney threw ... «Salt Lake Tribune, May 15»
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Utah woman who killed six of her newborns sentenced to prison
Utah woman who killed six of her newborns sentenced to prison. By JESSICA MILLER | The Salt Lake Tribune connect. First Published Apr 20 2015 09:57AM ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Apr 15»
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Kentucky mother gets 20 years to life for salt-poisoning of son
A Kentucky woman convicted of murdering her son by putting salt in his hospital feeding tube was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison. «Fox News, Apr 15»
7
Utahns want to know: Why did Obama stay at the Sheraton?
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) President Barack Obama meets with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Sheraton Hotel ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Apr 15»
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Utah governor signs legislation to bring back firing squad
Utah governor signs 55 bills into law, brings back firing squad. By LEE DAVIDSON | The Salt Lake Tribune connect. First Published Mar 23 2015 07:00PM • Last ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Mar 15»
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LGBT antidiscrimintation bill clears Legislature, on its way to Utah …
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Troy Williams of Equality Utah applauds after the passing of SB296 - Anti-discrimination and Religious Freedom ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Mar 15»
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Utah woman dead, baby injured when car goes into Spanish Fork …
By PAMELA MANSON | The Salt Lake Tribune connect. First Published Mar 07 2015 03:27PM • Last Updated Mar 07 2015 08:16 pm. Facebook Twitter Google+ ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Mar 15»

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