the salt of the earth

Definition of the salt of the earth

  1. :  a very good and honest person or group of people These folks are the salt of the earth.

Word by Word Definitions

saltplay
  1. :  a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry —called also common salt

    :  a substance (such as Glauber's salt) resembling common salt

    :  a mineral or saline mixture (such as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or cathartic

  1. :  to treat, provide, or season with common salt

    :  to preserve (food) with salt or in brine

    :  to supply (an animal) with salt

  1. :  saline, salty

    :  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is suggestive of seawater — compare bitter, sour, sweet

    :  cured or seasoned with salt :  salted

  1. :  lustful, lascivious

earthplay
  1. :  the fragmental material composing part of the surface of the globe

    :  cultivable soil

    :  the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spirit life — compare heaven, hell

  1. :  to drive to hiding in the earth

    :  ground

    :  to hide in the ground


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