silt


silt
silt mid-15c., originally "sediment deposited by seawater," probably from M.L.G. or M.Du. silte, sulte "salt marsh, brine," related to O.E. sealt, O.H.G. sulza "saltwater," Ger. Sulze "brine" (see SALT (Cf. salt)). The verb meaning "to become choked with silt" (of river channels, harbors, etc.) is attested from 1799.

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  • Silt — is soil or rock derived granular material of a grain size between sand and clay. Silt may occur as a soil or as suspended sediment in a surface water body. It may also exist as soil deposited at the bottom of a water body. Source Silt is… …   Wikipedia

  • Silt'e — bezeichnet: eine ethnische Gruppe im Süden Äthiopiens, siehe Silt e (Volk) eine von dieser Gruppe gesprochene Sprache, siehe Silt e (Sprache) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • silt — [silt] n. [ME cylte, prob. < Scand, as in Norw & Dan dial. sylt, salt marsh, akin to OHG sulza, brine: for IE base see SALT] 1. sediment suspended in stagnant water or carried by moving water, that often accumulates on the bottom of rivers,… …   English World dictionary

  • silt|y — «SIHL tee», adjective. of silt; like silt; full of silt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silt — Silt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silting}.] To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silt’e — bezeichnet: eine ethnische Gruppe im Süden Äthiopiens, siehe Silt’e (Volk) eine von dieser Gruppe gesprochene Sprache, siehe Silt’e (Sprache) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Silt — Silt, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 1740 Housing Units (2000): 668 Land area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Silt, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 1740 Housing Units (2000): 668 Land area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Silt — Silt, v. i. To flow through crevices; to percolate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silt — (s[i^]lt), n. [OE. silte gravel, fr. silen to drain, E. sile; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sila, prob. akin to AS. se[ o]n to filter, s[=i]gan to fall, sink, cause to sink, G. seihen to strain, to filter, OHG. s[imac]han, Icel. s[imac]a,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silt — ● silt nom masculin (anglais silt, limon) Sédiment meuble de la classe des lutites (4 à 62 μm). Roche sédimentaire plus ou moins consolidée qui en dérive …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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