US: /ˈsɔɫt/
UK: /sˈɒlt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

salt /sɔ:lt/
  • danh từ
    • muối
      • white salt: muối ăn
      • table salt: muối bột
      • in salt: ngâm nước muối, rắc muối
    • sự châm chọc, sự sắc sảo, sự hóm hỉnh, sự ý nhị
      • a talk full of salt: một lời nói ý nhị; một bài nói chuyện ý nhị
    • (hoá học) muối
    • (số nhiều) dòng nước biển bất thường tràn ngược lên sông
    • (sử học) lọ đựng muối để bàn
      • to sit above the salt: ngồi phía trên lọ muối (cùng với người trong gia đình)
      • to sit below the salt: ngồi phía dưới lọ muối (cùng với người hầu...)
    • thuỷ thủ lão luyện ((thường) old salt)
    • (như) salt-marsh
    • to eat salt with somebody
      • là khách của ai
    • to be worth one's salt
      • (xem) worth
    • to eat somebody's salt
      • là khách của ai; phải sống nhờ vào ai
    • to drop pinch of salt on tail of
      • bắt giữ
    • to take something with a grain of salt
      • nửa tin nửa ngờ điều gì
    • the salt of the earth
      • tầng lớp trên trong xã hội, tinh hoa của xã hội
    • I'm not made of salt
      • tụi nó đi ra ngoài mưa thì cũng không bị tan ra như muối đâu mà sợ
  • tính từ
    • tẩm muối, ướp muối, có muối, mặn
    • sống ở nước mặn (cây cối)
    • đau đớn, thương tâm
      • to weep salt tears: khóc sướt mướt, khóc như mưa
    • châm chọc, sắc sảo, hóm hỉnh
    • tục, tiếu lâm
    • (từ lóng) đắt cắt cổ (giá cả)
    • ngoại động từ
      • muối, ướp muối, rắc muối (lên vật gì)
        • to salt meat: muối thịt
      • làm cho ý nhị, thêm mắm thêm muối
        • to salt one's conversation with wit: làm cho câu chuyện thêm ý nhị bằng những câu nói hóm hỉnh
      • to salt down money
        • để dành tiền
      • to salt the books
        • (thương nghiệp), (từ lóng) gian lận, tham ô (bằng cách tăng giá mua trong hoá đơn)
      • to salt an account: tính giá cao nhất cho các món hàng
      • to salt a mine
        • (từ lóng) đổ thêm quặng vào mỏ (để cho mỏ có vẻ là mỏ giàu)

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb, adjective
    + noun
    1 [U] a white substance that is added to food to give it a better flavour or to preserve it. Salt is obtained from mines and is also found in sea water. It is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from other chemical salts.
    Pass the salt, please. + a pinch of salt (= a small amount of it) + Season with salt and pepper. + sea salt
    See also - ROCK SALT
    2 [C] (chemistry) a chemical compound of a metal and an acid: mineral salts
    See also - EPSOM SALTS
    3 (salts) [pl.] a substance that looks or tastes like salt: bath salts (= used to give a pleasant smell to bath water)
    See also - SMELLING SALTS
    Idioms: the salt of the earth a very good and honest person that you can always depend on
    more at DOSE n., PINCH n., RUB v., WORTH adj.
    + verb [VN]
    1 [usually passive] to put salt on or in food: salted peanuts + a pan of boiling salted water
    2 ~ sth (down) to preserve food with salt: salted fish + We salted down a large crop of beans last year.
    3 to put salt on roads to melt ice or snow
    Phrasal Verbs: salt sth<->away to save sth for the future, secretly and usually dishonestly: She salted away the profits in foreign bank accounts.
    + adjective [only before noun] containing, tasting of or preserved with salt: salt water + salt beef

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 common or table salt, sodium chloride, sea salt, rock-salt:
    A little salt will bring out the flavour.
    2 spice, spiciness, zest, zestiness, pungency, vigour, vitality, liveliness, pep, pepper, poignancy, piquancy, relish, bite, savour, seasoning, taste, Colloq zip, zing, punch:
    Yes, do invite Randolph, for he can be relied on to add a little salt to the dinner conversation
    3 (Attic) wit, Attic salt, dry humour, sarcasm:
    Her conversation is sprinkled with the salt of clever aphorisms.
    4 See sailor, above.
    5 with a grain or pinch of salt. cum grano salis, warily, cautiously, qualifiedly, qualifyingly, doubtfully, sceptically, suspiciously, reservedly, with reservation(s) or qualification(s):
    You have to take what he says with a grain of salt.
    6 season, spice, flavour, pepper:
    The pirate's speech was salted with expressions like 'Shiver me timbers!', 'Avast there!', and 'Blow me down!'
    7 pickle, cure, preserve, corn, marinate, souse:
    The book gives several recipes for curing ham and salting beef.
    8 salt away. save (up), hoard, put or lay or set by or aside, squirrel away, store up, stockpile, amass, accumulate, pile up, Colloq stash away, US and Canadian sock away:
    They were always terribly stingy, claiming they were salting something away for their old age.
    9 salty, saline, brackish, briny:
    The water had a salt taste.
    10 pickled, kippered, marinated, soused; corned; cured:
    Do you like salt herring?

    Collocation dictionary


    soluble | potassium, sodium, etc. | mineral, rock, sea | common, cooking, table | celery, garlic


    grain | pinch


    add, put in/on, season sth with, sprinkle (sth with)
    Don't put so much salt on your chips!


    crystal | solution | content
    foods with a high salt content
    | intake
    He wants to reduce his salt intake.
    | cellar, pot, shaker | air, spray, water | marsh | mine


    high/low in salt, salt and pepper
    Add salt and pepper to taste (= in the quantity preferred). > Special page at FOOD

    Concise English dictionary

    +a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
    +white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    +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
    +the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    +add salt to
    +sprinkle as if with salt
    +add zest or liveliness to
    +preserve with salt
    +(of speech) painful or bitter
    +one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water