What is Salt ?
Salt is (noun) 1. white crystals of so- dium chloride, used to make food taste better or to stop roads from freezing to take something with a pinch of salt not to be- lieve something entirely You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt. 2. he’s the salt of the earth he’s an ordinary good honest person He’s a wonderful man – the salt of the earth!(adj) containing salt The sea is made up only of salt water.(verb) 1. to add salt to something You forgot to salt the soup. 2. to spread salt on something They were salting the streets during the night.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level