Adjective "salt" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/sɒlt//sɔːlt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food.
  1. 'Dress up a platter of fresh vegetables with a shallow dish of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar seasoned with salt and pepper.'
  2. 'Correct seasoning with salt, pepper and maybe a pinch of sugar.'
  3. 'For the pastry, first sift both the flours and half a teaspoon of salt in a food processor.'
  4. 'Finely chop tomatoes and mix in bowl with lobster and egg whites and season with salt and pepper.'
  5. 'When preparing foods for your baby you should also avoid adding additional flavours such as salt and sugar as babies can't cope with excess salt in food or sugar and do not need it.'
  6. 'Season the carbonara with several turns of freshly ground black pepper and taste for salt.'
  7. 'Meanwhile, blend the remaining ingredients in a food processor until combined, then season with salt to taste.'
  8. 'In pure form, the way we mostly see it, salt is white and crystalline.'
  9. 'Lightly whisk the eggs in a large bowl and season with salt, pepper and herbs.'
  10. 'Pour in the cream and taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as necessary.'
Any chemical compound formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, with all or part of the hydrogen of the acid replaced by a metal or other cation.
  1. 'Sulfates are salts or esters of sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4.'
  2. 'Amides are hydrolysed to ammonium salts with catalysis by acids or alkalis.'
An experienced sailor.
  1. 'I looked out across Poole Harbour, searching for the dolphin as directed by the local old salt.'
  2. 'If you're an old salt yourself, or enjoy the carousing tales of the mariners, then you will enjoy the book and perhaps even have met some of the characters.'
  3. 'I guess that brings us back to the beginning - that there is no easy route or short answer to bridge the generation gap between our sharp young Sailors and old salts like me.'

adjective

Impregnated with, treated with, or tasting of salt.
  1. 'salt beef'
  2. 'Pamela waited, breathing in the salt air, gazing up at the brilliance above.'
  3. 'North past County Line and the smells are heavy salt air and sometimes a little blowing dirt.'
  4. 'All iron swords, mail axes and things would be in sealed and greased barrels below deck to try to stop them from rusting in the salt air.'
  5. 'Enjoy the warmth from your suite's fireplace, open your balcony doors to the salt air, and scan the neighboring red cedars for bald eagles.'
  6. 'They were in a cluster of warehouses, and the smell of salt air told him the docks were nearby.'
  7. 'My doctor has ordered me to take the salt air at Brighton for a few days.'
  8. 'Fish born in the river swim downstream to the salt waters of the North Pacific.'
  9. 'It is also treated with inorganic salt solutions which slow down the combustion.'
  10. 'I could smell the salt air as it whipped through my hair and my chiton.'
  11. 'He took in the cooling salt air and paused to listen to a gull's cry past a hedge of trees.'
(of a plant) growing on the coast or in salt marshes.
  1. 'In other places, especially where the terrain is slightly elevated or the bedrock was exposed, a salt shrub and grass community is found.'
  2. 'There were about thirty tunnels in the mound complex, some as deep as three feet underground and snaking among the tough roots of the salt plants.'

verb

Season or preserve with salt.
  1. 'The standard accompaniment to salted beef or pork was either mustard or a similar condiment made from the seeds of the rocket plant, Eruca sativa.'
  2. 'The plain, salted pretzels weren't ready, but ones stuffed with either cheese or apple cinnamon were available.'
  3. 'Stay away from candied or heavily salted nuts, and opt for raw nuts such as those by Planters.'
  4. 'Nothing beats a well salted slice of cucumber on a hot day.'
  5. 'Melt together 70g of salted butter and 50g honey in a small saucepan, and pour this into your dough.'
  6. 'Properly dried and salted codfish would keep for long periods, an important consideration before refrigeration.'
  7. 'When you go to the cinema, do you have sweet or salted popcorn?'
  8. 'I doubled the quantity of garlic, added about a teaspoon of hot pepper flakes, and topped the dish with some ground dry-roasted salted peanuts.'
  9. 'Oysters are most often served in the shell on a bed of crushed ice - although some purists argue that this dulls their flavor - with thin slices of rye bread, salted butter, and lemon juice.'
  10. 'These boats were loaded with all kinds of goods, from eggs to veggies and, of course, salted bacon and hams.'
  11. 'there was good talk to salt the occasion'
  12. 'His work is salted with slogans and phrases in capital letters.'
  13. 'But it's richly salted with fascinating cultural lore, and an engaging read whether you're a carrot-top or not.'
Sprinkle (a road or path) with salt in order to melt snow or ice.
  1. 'Over the course of the week Local Authorities worked around the clock to improve travel conditions by gritting and salting roads in urban areas.'
  2. 'The snow was up to the tires and the salt truck had not come by to salt the roads.'
  3. 'However, these stretches of road are thoroughly salted to clear the snow and make them safe for road users.'
  4. 'The city seems to wait a week to see if the ice will melt before salting the roads.'
  5. 'In that case the context was a very different one, namely the failure of an authority to salt or grit the road when there had been a weather forecast of freezing conditions.'
  6. 'The recent frosty spell led to a deterioration of the surface of some routes after Kildare County Council staff salted them.'
  7. 'But, after the Hopgrove roundabout, the roads have all been wet as a result of being salted.'
Fraudulently make (a mine) appear to be a paying one by placing rich ore into it.
  1. 'Phillip Arnold and John Slack salted a mine under claim to Stanton in Wyoming with uncut diamonds from South Africa.'
(of a horse) having developed a resistance to disease by surviving it.
  1. 'It is what is termed in the South African colonies a "salted horse," or one which has shown itself impervious to the attacks of the tsetse fly.'

Pronunciation /sɒlt//sɔːlt/

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    Definitions

    1. a crystalline compound, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring as a mineral, a constituent of seawater, etc., and used for seasoning food, as a preservative, etc.

    2. table salt mixed with a particular herb or seasoning for which it is named: garlic salt; celery salt.

    3. Chemistry. any of a class of compounds formed by the replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms of an acid with elements or groups, which are composed of anions and cations, and which usually ionize in solution; a product

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be salt from sprays."

    "cities can be salt."

    "waters can be salt."

    "lakes can be salt."

    "projects can be salt."

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    Origin

    (salt)Old English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek hals ‘salt’.

    Phrase

    salt something away
    salt something out