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English

Etymology

Old English sealt, from Germanic, from Proto-Indo-European. Cognate with Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish salt; and with Ancient Greek ἅλς, Latin sal, Welsh halen, Russian соль.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
salt

Plural
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salt crystals
  1. A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
  2. (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
  3. A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use).
  4. (slang) A sailor (also old salt).
  5. (cryptography) Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute-force decryption more difficult.
  6. A person that engages in the political act of seeking employment at a company in order to help unionize it. IWW article PoliticalAffairs article

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Derived terms

Adjective

salt (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
salt

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Salty.
  2. Saline.

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Verb

Infinitive
to salt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to salt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add salt to.
  2. (mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
  3. (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
  4. To include colorful language in.
  5. To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.

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Catalan

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] saltus

Noun

salt m.

  1. jump

Danish

Adjective

salt

  1. salty, salt

Noun

salt n (singular indefinite et salt, singular definite saltet, plural indefinite salte, plural definite saltene)

  1. salt

Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

salt n.

  1. salt

Declension

n5 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative salt saltið sølt søltini
Accusative salt saltið sølt søltini
Dative salti saltinum søltum søltunum
Genitive salts saltsins salta saltanna

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Adjective

salt [[Category:Template:lang:is Adjectives|salt]]

  1. salty, positive neuter singular nominative of saltur


Declension of salt
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative salt saltið sölt söltin
accusative salt saltið sölt söltin
dative salti saltinu söltum söltunum
genitive salts saltsins salta saltanna
Other words with the same declension

Noun

salt n. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|salt]] (salt-s, sölt)

  1. salt
    Geturðu rétt mér saltið?
    Can you pass me the salt?

Derived terms


Latvian

Verb

salt

  1. freeze

Norwegian

Adjective

{{infl|no|adjective|comparative|saltere|superlative|saltest

  1. salty, salt

Noun

salt salt n. (definite singular saltet; indefinite plural salt/salter; definite plural salta/saltene)

  1. salt

Derived terms


Old Frisian

Noun

salt

  1. salt

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] saltus

Noun

salt n.

  1. leap

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of
salt
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common salt saltare saltast
Neuter salt
Definite
singular
Masc. salte saltaste
All salta saltaste
Plural salta saltaste

salt

  1. salty

Noun

salt n.

Inflection for salt Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative salt saltet salter salterna
Genitive salts saltets salters salternas


  1. salt
    1. sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
    2. (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.

Usage notes

When used for the salt NaCl (common salt) specifically, the word is uncountable.

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Turkish

Adverb

salt

  1. exclusively

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