(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (of speech) painful or bitter

- salt scorn

- a salt apology

Similar word(s): sharp

Sentences with salt as an adjective:

- salt beef;

- a salt marsh;


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

Definition categories: substance, compound

2. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

Definition categories: food, flavorer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

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

Definition categories: communication

4. the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

Similar word(s): salinity, saltiness

Definition categories: thought, taste

Sentences with salt as a noun:

- Attic salt

- His statements must be taken with a grain of salt.


1. add salt to

Definition categories: perception, flavor, flavour, season

2. sprinkle as if with salt

- the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps

Definition categories: contact, splash, splosh, sprinkle

3. add zest or liveliness to

- She salts her lectures with jokes

Definition categories: change, spice

4. preserve with salt

- people used to salt meats on ships

Definition categories: change, keep, preserve

Sentences with salt as a verb:

- to salt fish, beef, or pork

- The brine begins to salt.