Definitions of seel

  1. sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
  2. To close the eyes of ( a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.
  3. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.
  4. To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea.
  5. Alt. of Seeling
  6. Time; season; as, hay seel.
  7. Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [ Obs.] So have I seel.
  8. To close the eyes of with a thread: a term of falconry, it being a common practice to run a thread through the eyelids of a hawk, so as to keep them together, when first taken, to aid in making it tractable. " A seeled dove that mounts and mounts."- Bacon. Hence, to close, as a person's eyes: to blind: to hoodwink.
  9. To close the eyes of.
  10. In falconry, to close the eye, as a wild hawk in training; to hoodwink.

Usage examples for seel

  1. Seel- street after Mr. Seel, who lived at the corner of it. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  2. Faictes quil y aist du seel Doo that ther be salte 8 Et des voires. – Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton
  3. Othello's next speech is just as bad; he talks too much of things particular and private, and the farther he goes, the worse he gets, till we again hear the poet speaking, or rather mouthing: " No, when light- winged toys Of feathered Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and officed instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation." – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  4. 105 Zu Gericht will ich jetzt sitzen: Geht, ihr Verfluchten an Seel' und Leibe, Wie ich euch von mir jetzt vertreibe. – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  5. Seel endeavors to explain the matter as one of policy. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  6. Den dey seel de jar by puttin' a cloth over de top then a layer o' paste then another cloth then another layer ob paste. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration