Definitions of seal

  1. an indication of approved or superior status
  2. affix a seal to
  3. any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
  4. a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
  5. fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
  6. a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
  7. fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
  8. a stamp affixed to a document ( as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); " the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
  9. the pelt or fur ( especially the underfur) of a seal; " a coat of seal"
  10. hunt seals
  11. cover with varnish
  12. make tight; secure against leakage; " seal the windows"
  13. a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; " SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
  14. decide irrevocably; " sealing dooms"
  15. close with or as if with a seal; " She sealed the letter with hot wax"
  16. affix a seal to; " seal the letter"
  17. A compound hydraulic valve for regulating the passage of the gas through a set of purifiers so as to cut out each one in turn for the renewal of the lime.
  18. Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae.
  19. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.
  20. Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal.
  21. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
  22. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.
  23. An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.
  24. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
  25. To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.
  26. To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.
  27. Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.
  28. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.
  29. To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.
  30. Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
  31. To affix one's seal, or a seal.
  32. A flesh- eating sea animal valuable for its skin and oil; a stamp or die engraved with some device, used for making an impression in wax; wax or other soft substance fixed upon a letter, document, etc., and marked with such a stamp; any act that approves or confirms; a device, as stamped wax, used for securing an envelope, etc.; hence, that which fastens.
  33. To fasten with a device so that it cannot be tampered with; as, to seal a letter; set or affix a seal to; ratify or confirm; secure or give guaranty for; keep secure or secret; settle beyond question: as, to seal his fate.
  34. To hunt seals.
  35. An engraved stamp for impressing the wax which closes a letter, etc.: the wax or other substance so impressed: that which makes fast or secure: that which authenticates or ratifies: assurance.
  36. To fasten with a seal: to set a seal to: to mark with a stamp: to make fast: to confirm: to keep secure.
  37. A marine animal valuable for its skin and oil.
  38. To fix a seal. " Yes Shylook, I will seal unto this bond."- Shak.
  39. A marine carnivorous animal; stamp for impressing wax, & c.; impression of a seal; that which secures or authenticates.
  40. To fix a seal to; fasten with a seal or with any plastic substance; confirm.
  41. To fasten with a seal; put a seal upon; close tightly; keep secret; confirm.
  42. Anything that authenticates; a pledge; guaranty.
  43. An aquatic carnivorous mammal of high latitudes, yielding valuable fur.
  44. An aquatic carnivorous mammal, valuable for its skin and oil.
  45. A stamp or die, engraved with some image or device, or its impression; the wax set to an instrument, and stamped with a seal; the wax that fastens a letter; any act of confirmation; that which confirms or ratifies; that which makes fast.
  46. To fasten with a seal; to set a seal to; to ratify or confirm; to shut close; to make fast; to mark with a stamp; to close; to inclose; to impress; to catch seals.
  47. A marine amphibious animal of various species, chiefly inhabiting the sea- coasts of the higher latitudes, much sought after for its skin and oil; the sea- calf; the sea- dog.
  48. An engraved or inscribed piece of metal; a precious stone, a pebble, or a piece of metal, on which some image or device is engraved, used for impressing the wax that closes a letter, or that which is attached to a deed or other parchment or writing; that which ratifies or confirms; an act of confirmation; that which shuts or makes fast.
  49. To fasten with; to set or affix a seal to; to ratify; to make fast; to authenticate with a stamp; to enclose, hide, or conceal; to imprint on the mind.

Usage examples for seal

  1. Believe me they was a grand pair- seal brown, sixteen hands 'n' haired like babies. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  2. Wait- here is a small coat of seal. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  3. With eager, trembling fingers he broke the seal and ran his eyes hungrily over the contents. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. Carruthers now would hunt the Gray Seal like a mad dog. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  5. So that is the explanation of your seal, is it? – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  6. Hastily Cethegus tore open the great shining seal. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  7. At last, almost in despair with himself, he broke the seal and forced himself to read it. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  8. That is, it has a seal and a special officer to record its proceedings. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  9. Down the street, the seal of a building opened, and the big, bluff figure of Praeger came out. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  10. Ye should have seen his face when that mandate was brought forth and duly signed and sealed with the royal seal and delivered to our father! – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  11. This letter I signed with my whole name, and set my seal to it, that in case of need it might be of service to him. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  12. When the note was placed in her hand, she examined the address and the seal with parted lips, as if she would have smiled, but for a feeling of profound astonishment. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  13. He knows the cargo was under my seal. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  14. Upon whom now has Fu- Manchu set his death seal? – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  15. Breaking the seal he read the half dozen lines. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  16. The finished seal is shown by c, Fig. – A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing by Bernard D. Bolas