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BNC: 2536 COCA: 1571


1 salt /ˈsɑːlt/ noun
plural salts
1 salt
plural salts
Learner's definition of SALT
[noncount] : a natural white substance that is used especially to flavor or preserve food盐;食盐
see also sea salt, table salt
[count] technical : a chemical compound formed when part of an acid is replaced by a metal or something like a metal盐(金属或类似金属的物质与酸形成的化合物)

rub salt in/into someone's wounds

see 1rub

take (something) with a grain/pinch of salt

: to not completely believe (something) : to be doubtful about the truth or accuracy of (something)不轻信;不全信;将信将疑

the salt of the earth

: a very good and honest person or group of people非常高尚的人;非常优秀的人;社会中坚

worth your salt

: worthy of ordinary respect名副其实used to say what should be expected from someone who does a job properly, from something that is as good as it should be, etc.称职的;合格的
see also epsom salt, smelling salts
2 salt /ˈsɑːlt/ verb
salts; salted; salting
2 salt
salts; salted; salting
Learner's definition of SALT
[+ object]
: to flavor or preserve (food) with salt在(食物)中放盐;用盐腌制(食物)
: to put salt on (a surface) especially in order to melt ice(尤指为使冰融化)撒盐于…上

salt away

[phrasal verb]
salt (something) away or salt away (something) informal
: to put (money) in a safe place especially secretly or dishonestly(尤指秘密地或以欺瞒手段)存储
US : to make your victory in (a game, contest, etc.) certain稳赢(比赛、竞赛等)

salt with

[phrasal verb]
salt (something) with (something)
: to put something in many places in (a story, speech, etc.)在(故事、演讲等)中多处使用
3 salt /ˈsɑːlt/ adjective
3 salt
Learner's definition of SALT
always used before a noun
: containing salt含盐的;咸的
: preserved or seasoned with salt用盐腌制的,用盐作调料的
BNC: 2536 COCA: 1571


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: a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry

called also common salt

: a substance (such as Glauber's salt) resembling common salt
c salts plural
: a mineral or saline mixture (such as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or cathartic
: any of various compounds that result from replacement of part or all of the acid hydrogen of an acid by a metal or a group acting like a metal : an ionic crystalline compound
: a container for salt at table
often used in the phrases above the salt and below the salt alluding to the former custom of seating persons of higher rank above and those of lower rank below a saltcellar placed in the middle of a long table
: an ingredient that gives savor, piquancy, or zest : flavor
a people … full of life, vigor, and the salt of personality Clifton Fadiman
: sharpness of wit : pungency
: a dependable steadfast person or group of people
usually used in the phrase salt of the earth
: sailor
a tale worthy of an old salt
: keep sense 1
usually used in the phrase worth one's salt
saltlike adjective


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salted; salting; salts

transitive verb

: to treat, provide, or season with common salt
salt the food
salt a driveway
: to preserve (food) with salt or in brine
a supply of salted beef/fish
: to supply (an animal) with salt
the field where cattle are salted
: to give flavor or piquancy to (something, such as a story)
: to enrich (a mine) artificially by secretly placing valuable mineral in some of the working places
: to add something to secretly
salted the files with forged papers
also : to insert or place secretly
salted the mines along the road
: to sprinkle with or as if with a salt
salter noun


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adjective (1)

: full of or containing salt : saline, salty sense 1a
salt tears
a salt solution
: being, inducing, or marked by the one of the five basic taste sensations that is suggestive of seawater : salty sense 1b compare bitter entry 1 sense 1a, sour entry 1 sense 1, sweet entry 1 sense 1, umami entry 2
: cured or seasoned with salt : salted
salt cod
: overflowed with salt water
a salt pond
saltness noun


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adjective (2)



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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
state and local taxes

Example Sentences

Noun The soup needs a little more salt. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Verb The meat was preserved by being salted and smoked. The city salted the roads after the snowstorm.

Word History



Middle English, from Old English sealt; akin to Old High German salz salt, Lithuanian saldus sweet, Latin sal salt, Greek hals salt, sea

Adjective (2)

by shortening & alteration from assaut, from Middle English, from Anglo-French en saut in rut

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective (2)

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salt was before the 12th century
BNC: 2536 COCA: 1571


ADJECTIVE | ... OF SALT | VERB + SALT | SALT + NOUN | PHRASES ADJECTIVEmineral, rock, sea礦物鹽;岩鹽;海鹽common, table食鹽;佐餐鹽kosher (especially NAmE) 合乎猶太教教規的食鹽celery, garlic香芹鹽;大蒜鹽acid, potassium, sodium酸性鹽;鉀鹽;鈉鹽soluble salts可溶鹽bath salts, Epsom salts, liver salts, smelling salts浴鹽;瀉鹽;治肝鹽;嗅鹽bile salts膽(汁)鹽... OF SALTgrain一粒鹽pinch一撮鹽VERB + SALTtaste嚐到鹽味He could taste the salt from the water in his mouth.他能夠嚐出自己嘴裏的水有鹽。add, put in, put on, season sth with, sprinkle (sth with)加鹽;放進鹽;放上鹽;用鹽為⋯調味;(在⋯上)撒鹽Don't put so much salt on your food!別在食物上放這麼多鹽!dissolve溶解鹽When salt is dissolved in water, it alters the properties of the water.鹽溶於水後便改變了水的性質。contain含鹽Most foodstuffs contain some salt.食品大多都含有一定量的鹽分。pass遞鹽Could you pass the salt, please?把鹽遞過來,好嗎?SALT + NOUNcrystals鹽晶solution鹽溶液content鹽含量foods with a high salt content高鹽食品intake鹽攝入量He wants to reduce his salt intake.他想減少鹽的攝入量。cellar, shaker (NAmE) 鹽碟;鹽瓶air, spray, water海風;鹽霧;海水I could smell the salt air as it whipped through my hair.當海風掠過我的頭髮,我聞到了大海的鹹味。flats, marsh, pan鹽灘;鹽沼;鹽田mine鹽礦truck (NAmE) 撒鹽車(冬季在路面撒鹽或沙以防結冰路滑)PHRASEShigh in salt, low in salt含鹽量高;含鹽量低a diet low in salt低鹽飲食salt and pepper鹽和胡椒;椒鹽Add salt and pepper to taste (= in the quantity preferred).加入適量鹽和胡椒。 topic at food
BNC: 2536 COCA: 1571
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0_0: Translations of salt
  • # n.
    鹺: brine, salt
    滷: bittern, brine, gravy, halogen, salt
    食鹽: common salt, salt, table salt
    鹽: salt, salting
    鹽巴: common salt, salt, table salt
  • # a.
    含鹽的: salt
    鹽的: saline, salt, salted, salty
  • # v.
    腌: corn, cure, gammon, pickle, salt, preserve in salt
    醃: pickle, salt

0_0: Definitions of salt
  • # noun.
    - a white crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food.
    - 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.
    * None
    - an experienced sailor.
    * he was one of many old salts who lined up to volunteer
  • # adjective.
    - impregnated with, treated with, or tasting of salt.
    * salt water
    - (of a plant) growing on the coast or in salt marshes.
    * the region is rich in salt plant communities and reed beds
  • # verb.
    - season or preserve with salt.
    * after stuffing the fish, I salted and peppered it
    - sprinkle (a road or path) with salt in order to melt snow or ice.
    * local authorities worked to improve travel conditions by gritting and salting roads
    - fraudulently make (a mine) appear to be a profitable one by placing rich ore into it.
    * I shall want to see some evidence that there really is a seam—no salting it, no faking
  • # abbreviation.
    - Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

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