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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. An instrument used for making an impression upon wax or the like; also, the impression so made, or the substance bearing such impression and affixed to a document.
  43. Anything that fastens securely.
  44. Anything that authenticates; a pledge; guaranty.
  45. An aquatic carnivorous mammal of high latitudes, yielding valuable fur.
  46. An aquatic carnivorous mammal, valuable for its skin and oil.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
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Quotes of seal

  1. I had to gain weight until I looked like a seal so I could compete with the real whores who played the other roles. I was fat as a barrel. – Victoria Abril
  2. To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole. – Randy Bachman
  3. I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing her every day and having to help her, too. But you get on with it. What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that. – Lindsey Buckingham
  4. This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. – Norm Dicks
  5. Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour- let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing. – Austin Dobson
  6. We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take. – Gloria Estefan
  7. Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning. – Marsilio Ficino
  8. Let us search into the records of Holy Writ, if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser, though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ, in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they. – Thomas Goodwin
  9. We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal and yet not put into the prisoner's hand. – William Gurnall
  10. Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout. – Melvin Maddocks
  11. The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids. – Danielle Steel
  12. The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message. – Cat Stevens

Usage examples for seal

  1. So that is the explanation of your seal is it? – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. We went to the first night of Jacques Sennier's new opera and helped, as everyone in an audience can help, to seal its triumph. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  3. Upon whom now has Fu- Manchu set his death seal – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  4. Thou, so fair That heaven might change for thee the seal of fate, How darest thou doubt thy power on souls of men? – Locrine - A Tragedy by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  5. He knows the cargo was under my seal – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  6. Hastily Cethegus tore open the great shining seal – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  7. That is, it has a seal and a special officer to record its proceedings. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  8. With eager, trembling fingers he broke the seal and ran his eyes hungrily over the contents. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. 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
  10. At last, almost in despair with himself, he broke the seal and forced himself to read it. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  11. Wait- here is a small coat of seal – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  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. 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
  14. The finished seal is shown by c, Fig. – A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing by Bernard D. Bolas
  15. Carruthers now would hunt the Gray Seal like a mad dog. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  16. Believe me they was a grand pair- seal brown, sixteen hands 'n' haired like babies. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  17. 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
  18. Breaking the seal he read the half dozen lines. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester

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