♦ salt

♦ salt
♦ salt /sɔ:lt/
A n.
1 [u] (chim., farm.) sale; sale marino (o da cucina); (fig.) criterio, senno; (fig.) sapore, succo: table salt, sale da tavola; common salt, sale comune; cooking salt, sale grosso; Epsom salt, sale inglese (purgativo); Risk is the salt of life, il rischio dà sapore alla vita
2 (fam.) marinaio: an old salt, un vecchio marinaio; un lupo di mare
3 salina
4 (slang) eroina (droga)
5 (pl.) (med.) sali: smelling salts, sali da fiuto
B a. attr.
1 salato; salso: salt pork, carne salata di maiale; salt water, acqua salata (o di mare)
2 (fig. raro) amaro: to weep salt tears, piangere amare lacrime
salt-and-pepper, pepe e sale (agg.); (fam. USA) interrazziale; (slang) auto della polizia; marijuana scadente □ salt-and-pepper hair, capelli brizzolati □ (chim.) salt cake, solfato di sodio □ (GB) salt cellar, saliera (con il tappo perforato) □ (geogr.) salt desert, deserto salato □ (geol.) salt dome, duomo salino; cupola salina □ (geogr.) salt flat, piana di sale; letto di lago salato prosciugatosi □ (med.) salt-free diet, dieta senza sale; dieta sodiopenica □ (ind. ceramica) salt glaze, smaltatura a sale □ (geogr.) salt lake, lago salato □ salt lick, terreno ricco di salgemma (dove i selvatici vanno a leccare il sale); blocco di sale per il bestiame domestico □ (geogr.) salt marsh, palude costiera salmastra □ salt meadow, prato ricco di salgemma □ salt-mine, miniera di sale: (fig.) Back to the salt-mines!, si torna al duro lavoro! □ (Bibbia) the salt of the earth, il sale della terra (fig.); i migliori; gli eletti; brava gente □ salt pit, miniera di salgemma; salina □ (USA) salt rising, lievito □ salt spoon, cucchiaino per il sale □ (USA) salt truck, camion spandisale □ salt well, pozzo d'acqua salata □ salt wit, spirito arguto, mordace □ (di cibo) in salt, sotto sale □ (fig.) to take st. with a pinch (o a grain) of salt, prendere qc. ‘cum grano salis’ (o con un po' di buonsenso).

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  • Salt of hartshorn — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salt of lemon — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt of lemons — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt of Saturn — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt of Seignette — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt of soda — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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