noun A white crystalline substance which 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. An experienced sailor.
verb Season or preserve with salt. (cook the carrots in boiling salted water) Sprinkle (a road or path) with salt in order to melt snow or ice. Fraudulently make (a mine) appear to be a paying one by placing rich ore into it. (of a horse) having developed a resistance to disease by surviving it.
adjective Impregnated with, treated with, or tasting of salt. (salt water) (of a plant) growing on the coast or in salt marshes.