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 for Salt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout,
     G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole,
     Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. Sal,
     Salad, Salary, Saline, Sauce, Sausage.]
     1. The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning
        food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found
        native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation
        and crystallization, from sea water and other water
        impregnated with saline particles.
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     2. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
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              Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . .
              . we have some salt of our youth in us. --Shak.
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     3. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
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     4. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
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              I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen
              of silver salts.                      --Pepys.
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     5. A sailor; -- usually qualified by old. [Colloq.]
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              Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing
              and gossiping, clusters of old salts. --Hawthorne.
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     6. (Chem.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an
        acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the
        salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
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     Note: Except in case of ammonium salts, accurately speaking,
           it is the acid radical which unites with the base or
           basic radical, with the elimination of hydrogen, of
           water, or of analogous compounds as side products. In
           the case of diacid and triacid bases, and of dibasic
           and tribasic acids, the mutual neutralization may vary
           in degree, producing respectively basic, neutral, or
           acid salts. See Phrases below.
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     7. Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that
        which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an
        allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken
        with a grain of salt.
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              Ye are the salt of the earth.         --Matt. v. 13.
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     8. pl. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic,
        especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
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     9. pl. Marshes flooded by the tide. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Above the salt, Below the salt, phrases which have
        survived the old custom, in the houses of people of rank,
        of placing a large saltcellar near the middle of a long
        table, the places above which were assigned to the guests
        of distinction, and those below to dependents, inferiors,
        and poor relations. See Saltfoot.
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              His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is
              beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the
              salt.                                 --B. Jonson.
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     Acid salt (Chem.)
        (a) A salt derived from an acid which has several
            replaceable hydrogen atoms which are only partially
            exchanged for metallic atoms or basic radicals; as,
            acid potassium sulphate is an acid salt.
        (b) A salt, whatever its constitution, which merely gives
            an acid reaction; thus, copper sulphate, which is
            composed of a strong acid united with a weak base, is
            an acid salt in this sense, though theoretically it is
            a neutral salt.
  
     Alkaline salt (Chem.), a salt which gives an alkaline
        reaction, as sodium carbonate.
  
     Amphid salt (Old Chem.), a salt of the oxy type, formerly
        regarded as composed of two oxides, an acid and a basic
        oxide. [Obsolescent]
  
     Basic salt (Chem.)
        (a) A salt which contains more of the basic constituent
            than is required to neutralize the acid.
        (b) An alkaline salt.
  
     Binary salt (Chem.), a salt of the oxy type conveniently
        regarded as composed of two ingredients (analogously to a
        haloid salt), viz., a metal and an acid radical.
  
     Double salt (Chem.), a salt regarded as formed by the union
        of two distinct salts, as common alum, potassium aluminium
        sulphate. See under Double.
  
     Epsom salts. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Essential salt (Old Chem.), a salt obtained by
        crystallizing plant juices.
  
     Ethereal salt. (Chem.) See under Ethereal.
  
     Glauber's salt or Glauber's salts. See in Vocabulary.
  
     Haloid salt (Chem.), a simple salt of a halogen acid, as
        sodium chloride.
  
     Microcosmic salt. (Chem.). See under Microcosmic.
  
     Neutral salt. (Chem.)
        (a) A salt in which the acid and base (in theory)
            neutralize each other.
        (b) A salt which gives a neutral reaction.
  
     Oxy salt (Chem.), a salt derived from an oxygen acid.
  
     Per salt (Old Chem.), a salt supposed to be derived from a
        peroxide base or analogous compound. [Obs.]
  
     Permanent salt, a salt which undergoes no change on
        exposure to the air.
  
     Proto salt (Chem.), a salt derived from a protoxide base or
        analogous compound.
  
     Rochelle salt. See under Rochelle.
  
     Salt of amber (Old Chem.), succinic acid.
  
     Salt of colcothar (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or sulphate
        of iron.
  
     Salt of hartshorn. (Old Chem.)
        (a) Sal ammoniac, or ammonium chloride.
        (b) Ammonium carbonate. Cf. Spirit of hartshorn, under
            Hartshorn.
  
     Salt of lemons. (Chem.) See Salt of sorrel, below.
  
     Salt of Saturn (Old Chem.), sugar of lead; lead acetate; --
        the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.
  
     Salt of Seignette. Same as Rochelle salt.
  
     Salt of soda (Old Chem.), sodium carbonate.
  
     Salt of sorrel (Old Chem.), acid potassium oxalate, or
        potassium quadroxalate, used as a solvent for ink stains;
        -- so called because found in the sorrel, or Oxalis. Also
        sometimes inaccurately called salt of lemon.
  
     Salt of tartar (Old Chem.), potassium carbonate; -- so
        called because formerly made by heating cream of tartar,
        or potassium tartrate. [Obs.]
  
     Salt of Venus (Old Chem.), blue vitriol; copper sulphate;
        -- the alchemical name of copper being Venus.
  
     Salt of wisdom. See Alembroth.
  
     Sedative salt (Old Med. Chem.), boric acid.
  
     Sesqui salt (Chem.), a salt derived from a sesquioxide base
        or analogous compound.
  
     Spirit of salt. (Chem.) See under Spirit.
  
     Sulpho salt (Chem.), a salt analogous to an oxy salt, but
        containing sulphur in place of oxygen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS.
     sealt, salt. See Salt, n.]
     1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt;
        prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted;
        as, salt beef; salt water. "Salt tears." --Chaucer.
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     2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt
        marsh; salt grass.
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     3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
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              I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak.
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     4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak.
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     Salt acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid.
  
     Salt block, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt
        factory. --Knight.
  
     Salt bottom, a flat piece of ground covered with saline
        efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett.
  
     Salt cake (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of
        sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the
        first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to
        Leblanc's process.
  
     Salt fish.
        (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar
            fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
        (b) A marine fish.
  
     Salt garden, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of
        sea water for the production of salt, employing large
        shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
  
     Salt gauge, an instrument used to test the strength of
        brine; a salimeter.
  
     Salt horse, salted beef. [Slang]
  
     Salt junk, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang]
  
     Salt lick. See Lick, n.
  
     Salt marsh, grass land subject to the overflow of salt
        water.
  
     Salt-marsh caterpillar (Zool.), an American bombycid moth
        ({Spilosoma acraea which is very destructive to the
        salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly
        bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly
        bear, under Woolly.
  
     Salt-marsh fleabane (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb
        ({Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads,
        growing in salt marshes.
  
     Salt-marsh hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under Rail.
        
  
     Salt-marsh terrapin (Zool.), the diamond-back.
  
     Salt mine, a mine where rock salt is obtained.
  
     Salt pan.
        (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also,
            a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is
            evaporated by the heat of the sun.
        (b) pl. Salt works.
  
     Salt pit, a pit where salt is obtained or made.
  
     Salt rising, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a
        principal ingredient. [U.S.]
  
     Salt raker, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or
        inclosures from the sea.
  
     Salt sedative (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.]
  
     Salt spring, a spring of salt water.
  
     Salt tree (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Halimodendron
        argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian
        region and in Siberia.
  
     Salt water, water impregnated with salt, as that of the
        ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also,
        tears.
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              Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;
              And yet salt water blinds them not so much
              But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak.
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     Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner.
  
     Salt-water tailor. (Zool.) See Bluefish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, v. i.
     To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to
     salt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, n. [L. saltus, fr. salire to leap.]
     The act of leaping or jumping; a leap. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Salting.]
     1. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve
        with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt
        fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
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     2. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a
        ship, for the preservation of the timber.
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     To salt a mine, to artfully deposit minerals in a mine in
        order to deceive purchasers regarding its value. [Cant]
  
     To salt away, To salt down, to prepare with, or pack in,
        salt for preserving, as meat, eggs, etc.; hence,
        colloquially, to save, lay up, or invest sagely, as money.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  salt
      adj 1: (of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare;
             "a salt apology"
      n 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 [syn: salt, table salt, common
         salt]
      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
         [syn: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT]
      4: the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
         [syn: salt, saltiness, salinity]
      v 1: add salt to
      2: sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields
         with mines and traps"
      3: add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with
         jokes"
      4: preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  327 Moby Thesaurus words for "salt":
     AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Attic, Atticism, Dylan,
     Flying Dutchman, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Tabasco, Varuna,
     Worcestershire sauce, able seaman, able-bodied seaman, accumulate,
     adulterate, aftertaste, agile wit, alimentation, alimony, allspice,
     amass, anchovies, angelica, anhydrate, applesauce, basil,
     bell pepper, bite, biting, bitter, black humor, black pepper,
     blast-freeze, bluejacket, borage, brackish, brackishness, bread,
     brilliant, brine, brininess, briny, buccaneer, burlesque, burnet,
     caper, capsicum, caraway seeds, cardamom, caricature, catsup,
     cautiously, celery salt, chervil, chili, chili sauce,
     chili vinegar, chives, chutney, cinnamon, clever, cloves, comedy,
     condiments, cook, coriander, corn, cranberry sauce, cubeb, cumin,
     cure, cured, curry, dahl sauce, deep-sea man, dehydrate, desiccate,
     dill, dillseed, doctor, doctor accounts, doubtfully, droll, dry,
     dry wit, dry-cure, dry-salt, duck sauce, embalm, embalming fluid,
     esprit, evaporate, facetious, fagara, fair-weather sailor, fake,
     farce, fennel, file, fisherman, five spice powder, flavor,
     formaldehyde, freeze, freeze-dry, fume, funny, garble accounts,
     garlic, garlic butter, garlic powder, garlic salt, ginger,
     green pepper, gust, hearty, hedge garlic, hoard, horseradish,
     humor, humorous, humorsome, hyssop, irony, irradiate, jack,
     jack afloat, jack-tar, jacky, jerk, jesting, jocose, jocular,
     joking, joky, joshing, juggle, keen, keen-witted, keep, kipper,
     lampoon, leek, limey, livelihood, liveliness, load, lobsterman,
     mace, maintenance, manipulate, marinade, marinate, mariner,
     marjoram, matelot, mayonnaise, mint, mordant, mummify, mustard,
     navigator, nimble wit, nimble-witted, nutmeg, old campaigner,
     old hand, old pro, old salt, old sea dog, old-timer, onion,
     onion salt, oregano, pack, palate, paprika, parody, parsley, pep,
     pepper, peppercorn, peppermint, piccalilli, pickle, pickled,
     pile up, pimento, pimpernel, piquancy, pirate, plant, pleasantry,
     poignancy, pointed, potherb, preservative, preservative medium,
     preservatize, preserve, pretty wit, privateer, punch, pungency,
     pungent, quick wit, quick-freeze, quick-witted, radish,
     rapier-like, ready wit, red pepper, refrigerate, relish,
     reservedly, retouch, rig, saffron, sage, sailor, salad dressing,
     saline, salinity, salt away, salted, saltiness, saltish, salty,
     sapidity, sapor, sarcasm, satire, sauce, sauce-alone, save up,
     savor, savor of wit, savoriness, savory, sceptically,
     scintillating, sea dog, sea rover, seafarer, seafaring man, seaman,
     season, seasoned salt, seasoned veteran, seasoning, sesame oil,
     sesame seeds, shallot, sharp, shellback, shipman, slapstick,
     slapstick humor, smack, smart, smoke, smoke-cure, sock away,
     sodium chloride, sophisticate, sour, souse, soused, soy, soy sauce,
     sparkling, spice, spiciness, sprightly, squib, squirrel away,
     stack, star anise, stockpile, stomach, store up, stuff,
     subsistence, subtle wit, support, surcharge, suspiciously,
     sustenance, sweet, tamper with, tang, tar, tarpaulin, tarragon,
     tartar sauce, taste, thyme, tomato paste, tongue, tooth, travesty,
     turmeric, vanilla, vet, veteran, vigor, viking, vinegar,
     visual humor, vitality, war-horse, warily, water dog, whaler,
     whimsical, white pepper, windjammer, windsailor, wit,
     with qualifications, with reservations, witty, zest, zing, zip
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SALT
         Script Application Language for Telix
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SALT
         Speech Application Language Tag (MS)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  SALT
         Suse Advanced Linux Technology (Suse, Linux)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  salt
   n.
  
      A tiny bit of near-random data inserted where too much regularity would be
      undesirable; a data frob (sense 1). For example, the Unix crypt(3) man
      page mentions that ?the salt string is used to perturb the DES algorithm in
      one of 4096 different ways.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SALT
  
     1. Symbolic Assembly Language Trainer.  Assembly-like language
     implemented in BASIC by Kevin Stock, now at Encore in France.
  
     2. Sam And Lincoln Threaded language.  A threaded extensible
     variant of BASIC.  "SALT", S.D. Fenster et al, BYTE (Jun 1985)
     p.147.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  salt
  
     A tiny bit of near-random data inserted where too much
     regularity would be undesirable; a data frob (sense 1).  For
     example, the Unix crypt(3) manual page mentions that "the salt
     string is used to perturb the DES algorithm in one of 4096
     different ways."
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Salt
     used to season food (Job 6:6), and mixed with the fodder of
     cattle (Isa. 30:24, "clean;" in marg. of R.V. "salted"). All
     meat-offerings were seasoned with salt (Lev. 2:13). To eat salt
     with one is to partake of his hospitality, to derive subsistence
     from him; and hence he who did so was bound to look after his
     host's interests (Ezra 4:14, "We have maintenance from the
     king's palace;" A.V. marg., "We are salted with the salt of the
     palace;" R.V., "We eat the salt of the palace").
     
       A "covenant of salt" (Num. 18:19; 2 Chr. 13:5) was a covenant
     of perpetual obligation. New-born children were rubbed with salt
     (Ezek. 16:4). Disciples are likened unto salt, with reference to
     its cleansing and preserving uses (Matt. 5:13). When Abimelech
     took the city of Shechem, he sowed the place with salt, that it
     might always remain a barren soil (Judg. 9:45). Sir Lyon
     Playfair argues, on scientific grounds, that under the generic
     name of "salt," in certain passages, we are to understand
     petroleum or its residue asphalt. Thus in Gen. 19:26 he would
     read "pillar of asphalt;" and in Matt. 5:13, instead of "salt,"
     "petroleum," which loses its essence by exposure, as salt does
     not, and becomes asphalt, with which pavements were made.
     
       The Jebel Usdum, to the south of the Dead Sea, is a mountain
     of rock salt about 7 miles long and from 2 to 3 miles wide and
     some hundreds of feet high.
     

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