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Silt appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rae, don’t list silt… no, dear.
  • He was a deft listener; aware net silt fed a saw, eh?
  • Did senile felines’ fire net silt parasites at a dam on a level? A nomad at a set is a rapt listener if senile felines did!
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Definition of the noun silt

What does silt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: silts

  1. mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

Alternative definition of the noun silt


  1. Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  2. Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.

Definition of the verb silt

What does silt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: silted | silting | silts

  1. become chocked with silt


  1. Silt is a Statutory Town in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,740 at the 2000 census.
  2. Silt a.k.a. Silt, California: Silt is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It lies at an elevation of 2333 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Mitchell River silt jetties.

Phrases with Silt

  1. silt up
  2. Silt Goby
  3. Silt Elimia

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Silt

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Google previewThe Cenotes of the RIVIERA MAYA 2016 (2015)


Silt is the most dangerous natural hazard of the cave environment and can greatly affect visibility. Poor visibility is due to the particles suspended in the water. These particles are arranged into three simple categories: sand and gravel mud or ...

Google previewGraham Swift (2005)

by Daniel Lea

Silt is the blurring of water and land, a suggestively liminal substance which incorporates both land and water and yet is...

Silt is an extremely important textual motif because whilst it seems to occupy a third space outside binary definition, ...

Google previewGeological Survey Bulletin (1949)

Wisconsin eolian silt is the parent material for the Fort Collins clay loam (p. 126). Underlying the late Wisconsin gravel fill that forms the Broadway terrace and overlying the buried pre- Wisconsin cobble gravel is a bed of sand, in part gritty or ...

Google previewSoil Mechanics in Engineering Practice (1996)

by Karl Terzaghi, Ralph B. Peck, Gholamreza Mesri

Inorganic silt is a fine-grained soil with ...

Google previewRice Science (2003)

Innovations and Impact for Livelihood

Needless to say, the cleaning of canals and laterals by cutting grass and removing silt is a critical component of regular O&M activities for ensuring efficient delivery of irrigation water to farmers' fields. One method for achieving efficient and ...

Google previewCreate a Trinity Lifestyle (2013)

by Bo Bryson

Silt is a medium size particle. It feels smooth and powdery. When wet it does not feel ...

Google previewThe Environment (2010)

by Mary Colson

Silt is the mud or clay on the seabed. Once disturbed, it takes a long time to settle down. The clouded water disturbs and can even destroy the delicate ecosystems in the water. Fragile coral reefs, established oyster beds, and important sea ...

Google previewHow to Plant Your Allotment (2007)

by Caroline Foley

Silt is an alluvial ...

Google previewSeafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves (2016)

Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments by Charles W. Finkl, Christopher Makowski

The Emerald silt is the most well stratified unit in the basin (Fig. 8.14). Proglacial sediments are poorly sorted and presented a big lithological changes by means of a higher degree of sorting with respect to the coarse fraction (McKeown 1975).

Google previewDictionary of Soils and Fertilisers (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Silt. Inorganic ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

fresh, polluted, oxygenated, stagnating, saline White, red, reddish, yellowish, brown, brownish, reddish brwon, yellowish brown, yellow, reddish yellow, greenish, green, grey, greyish, blue, bluish-black, black Clay <2 mm, fine silt 2– 20 mm, ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

silt Fine material. The definition of the size range depends on the classification. In the UK, silt ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

silt and clay up to 100 meters thick. The dominant mineral is quartz, with lesser amounts of calcium carbonate, feldspar, and heavy minerals, although ...

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Small photo of Balashikha, Moscow area, Russia - December 14, 2017: The floating excavator removes silt from the Pekhorka river bedSmall photo of a pile of dirt (sand, clay and silt) used on the infield of baseball diamonds has been uncovered for spring repairs; Harrisonburg, VA, USASmall photo of Wide angle aerial view of the thick silt, wet, and hole studded beach of the bay and sea near a mangrove forest. Chanthaburi, Thailand.Small photo of MOR HIN KHAOW, Chaiyaphum while sunrise or the Stonehenge of Thailand and unseen in Thailand too. Due to the accumulation of silt and clay from the water so this is amazing Thailand and environment.Small photo of Balashikha, Moscow area, Russia - December 19, 2018: The floating excavator cleans the Malashka river bed from silt and garbageSmall photo of Balashikha, Moscow area, Russia - January 05, 2017: The excavator cleans the Pekhorka river bed from silt and threaten.Small photo of Balashikha, Moscow area, Russia - January 05, 2017: The excavator cleans the Pekhorka river bed from silt and threaten. More...

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Quotes about Silt


I will think
Of nothing
And listen
To silence
That falls
As rain
On my roof

Sinks as silt
In a lake’s
Still water

TV voices
Filling my room
With triviality (Oskar Hansen)
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Scrabble value of S1I1L1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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