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SALT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does SALT mean? 

SALT (noun)
  The noun SALT has 4 senses:

1. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
2. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
3. 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
4. the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

  Familiarity information: SALT used as a noun is uncommon.


SALT (adjective)
  The adjective SALT has 2 senses:

1. (of speech) painful or bitter
2. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

  Familiarity information: SALT used as an adjective is rare.


SALT (verb)
  The verb SALT has 4 senses:

1. add salt to
2. sprinkle as if with salt
3. add zest or liveliness to
4. preserve with salt

  Familiarity information: SALT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALT (noun)


Sense 1salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("salt" is a kind of...):

chemical compound; compound ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "salt"):

xanthate (a salt or ester of xanthic acid)

double salt (a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization)

salicylate (a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs))

acrylate; propenoate (a salt or ester of propenoic acid)

polyphosphate (a salt or ester of polyphosphoric acid)

inorganic phosphate; orthophosphate; phosphate (a salt of phosphoric acid)

permanganate (a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic)

oxalate (a salt or ester of oxalic acid)

oxalacetate; oxaloacetate (a salt or ester of oxalacetic acid)

tartrate (a salt or ester of tartaric acid)

chrome alum (a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing)

manganate (a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion)

calcium sulfate; calcium sulphate (a white salt (CaSO4))

calcium chloride (a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent)

bile salt (a salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids)

Glauber's salt; Glauber's salts ((Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic)

cream of tartar; potassium bitartrate; potassium hydrogen tartrate; tartar (a salt used especially in baking powder)

vanadate (a salt or ester of vanadic acid; an anion containing pentavalent vanadium)

urate (a salt of uric acid)

tungstate (a salt of tungstic acid)

thiocyanate (a salt of thiocyanic acid; formed when alkaline cyanides are fused with sulfur)

sulfate; sulphate (a salt or ester of sulphuric acid)

sodium fluoride (a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (NaF) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay)

sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (a gummy substance that is a sodium salt of carboxymethyl cellulose; used as a thickening or emulsifying agent)

sal soda; soda; soda ash; sodium carbonate; washing soda (a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper)

silicate (a salt or ester derived from silicic acid)

microcosmic salt (a white salt present in urine and used to test for metal oxides)

sodium bichromate; sodium dichromate (a red-orange salt used as a mordant)

bichromate; dichromate (a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid)

sodium chlorate (a colorless salt (NaClO3) used as a weed killer and an antiseptic)

isocyanate (a salt or ester of isocyanic acid)

halide (a salt of any halogen acid)

borate (a salt or ester of boric acid)

benzoate (any salt or ester of benzoic acid)

ammonium chloride; sal ammoniac (a white salt used in dry cells)

alkali (a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture)

perchlorate (a salt of perchloric acid)

lactate (a salt or ester of lactic acid)

sulfonate (a salt of sulphonic acid)

pyrophosphate (a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid)

hypochlorite (any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid)

dibasic salt (a salt derived by replacing two hydrogen atoms per molecule)

chlorate (any salt of chloric acid)

arsenate (a salt or ester of arsenic acid)

citrate (a salt or ester of citric acid)

borosilicate (a salt of boric and silicic acids)

calcium lactate (a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate; used in foods (as a baking powder) and given medically as a source of calcium)

calcium octadecanoate; calcium stearate (an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water)

glutamate (a salt or ester of glutamic acid)

fluosilicate (salt of fluosilicic acid)

fluoroboride (a salt of fluoroboric acid)

ferrocyanide (salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate)

ferricyanide (salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide)

potassium dichromate (an orange-red salt used in making dyes and in photography)

potassium chlorate (a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent)

potassium bromide (a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography)

cyanide (an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid)

chromate (any salt or ester of chromic acid)

fulminate (a salt or ester of fulminic acid)

carbonate (a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3))

carbamate (a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid)

acetate; ethanoate (a salt or ester of acetic acid)


Sense 2salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

table salt; common salt; salt

Hypernyms ("salt" is a kind of...):

flavorer; flavoring; flavourer; flavouring; seasoner; seasoning (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)


Sense 3SALT [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; SALT

Instance hypernyms:

diplomacy; diplomatic negotiations (negotiation between nations)


Sense 4salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

salinity; saltiness; salt

Hypernyms ("salt" is a kind of...):

gustatory perception; gustatory sensation; taste; taste perception; taste sensation (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus)


SALT (adjective)


Sense 1salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of speech) painful or bitter

Context examples:

salt scorn / a salt apology

Similar:

sharp (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point)


Sense 2salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

Synonyms:

salt; salty

Similar:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


SALT (verb)


Sense 1salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add salt to

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "salt" is one way to...):

flavor; flavour; season (lend flavor to)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sprinkle as if with salt

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps

Hypernyms (to "salt" is one way to...):

splash; splosh; sprinkle (cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 3salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add zest or liveliness to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She salts her lectures with jokes

Hypernyms (to "salt" is one way to...):

spice; spice up (make more interesting or flavorful)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4salt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserve with salt

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

people used to salt meats on ships

Hypernyms (to "salt" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs salt the vegetables


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