Meaning of “salt” in the English Dictionary

"salt" in British English

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saltnoun

uk /sɒlt/ us /sɑːlt/

saltadjective [ before noun ]

uk /sɒlt/ us /sɑːlt/

saltverb [ T ]

uk /sɒlt/ us /sɑːlt/

SALTnoun [ U ]

uk /sɒlt/ us /sɑːlt/

(Definition of “salt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"salt" in American English

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saltnoun

us /sɔlt/

salt noun (FOOD)

[ U ] a common, white substance, found in sea water and in the ground, used to add flavor to food or to preserve it:

a grain of salt
Please pass the salt and pepper.
Add a pinch of salt (= small amount of it).

salt noun (CHEMICAL)

[ C ] chemistry a chemical substance made with an acid

[ C ] chemistry Salt is used to melt ice on roads and sidewalks in the winter.

saltverb [ T ]

us /sɔlt/

salt verb [ T ] (ADD SALT TO FOOD)

to add salt to food:

She salted and peppered her stew.

salt verb [ T ] (PUT SALT ON ROADS)

to put salt on roads and sidewalks in the winter:

Work crews were busy plowing and salting roads.

Phrasal verb(s)

saltadjective [ not gradable ]

us /sɔlt/

salt adjective [ not gradable ] (CONTAINING SALT)

containing or tasting of salt, or preserved with salt:

a salt pond/lake
salt pork/cod

(Definition of “salt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)