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Meaning of SILT

Pronunciation:  silt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
  2. [v]  become chocked with silt, of rivers and lakes
 

SILT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: silt up
 
 See Also: back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, dirt, foul, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Silt\, 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. sihan, Icel. s[=i]>a, Skr.
    sic to pour; cf. Gr. ??? moisture. Cf. {Sig}, {Sile}.]
    Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
    
    
  2. \Silt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Silting}.]
    To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud.
    
    
  3. \Silt\, v. i.
    To flow through crevices; to percolate.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Particles in siliciclastic sediment that range in size from 0.0039 millimeters (very fine silt) to 0.0625 millimeters (coarse silt), according to the Udden-Wentworth scale. In field geology, a mudrock has silt in it if it feels smooth to the fingers but tastes gritty between the teeth. Silt and clay are collectively classified as mud.
    1. Earthy sediment of fine particles of rock and soil suspended in and carried by water.
    2. Substrate particles 0.004-0.062 mm in diameter.
 

 

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