seal
Pronunciation Noun

seal (plural seals)

  1. A pinniped (Pinnipedia), particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal.
    The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.
  2. (heraldry) A bearing representing a creature something like a walrus.
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seal (seals, present participle sealing; past and past participle sealed)

  1. (intransitive) To hunt seals.
    They're organizing a protest against sealing.
Noun

seal (plural seals)

  1. A stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 11:
      She [Nature] carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby
      Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die.
  2. An impression of such stamp on wax, paper or other material used for sealing.
  3. A design or insignia usually associated with an organization or an official role.
    The front of the podium bore the presidential seal.
  4. Anything that secures or authenticates.
  5. Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design.
    The result was declared invalid, as the seal on the meter had been broken.
  6. (figurative) Confirmation or approval, or an indication of this.
    Her clothes always had her mom's seal of approval.
  7. Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.
    The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced.
  8. A tight closure, secure against leakage.
    Close the lid tightly to get a good seal.
  9. A chakra.
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Translations Translations
  • Russian: печа́ть
Translations Translations
  • German: Siegel
  • Italian: sigillo
  • Portuguese: selo de segurança
  • Russian: печа́ть
  • Spanish: sello
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seal (seals, present participle sealing; past and past participle sealed)

  1. (transitive) To place a seal on (a document).
  2. To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality.
    to seal weights and measures
    to seal silverware
  3. (transitive) To fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage.
    The cover is sealed. If anyone tries to open it, we'll know about it.
  4. (transitive) To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).
    The border has been sealed until the fugitives are found.
    Synonyms: block, block off, close, close off, obstruct, seal off
  5. (transitive) To close securely to prevent leakage.
    I've sealed the bottle to keep the contents fresh.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      Seal up your lips, and give no words but "mum".
  6. (transitive) To place in a sealed container.
    I've sealed the documents in this envelope.
    Synonyms: enclose
  7. (transitive, chess) To place a notation of one's next move in a sealed envelope to be opened after an adjournment.
    After thinking for half an hour, the champion sealed his move.
  8. (transitive) To guarantee.
    The last-minute goal sealed United’s win.
  9. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement or plaster, etc.
  10. To close by means of a seal.
    to seal a drainpipe with water
  11. (Mormonism) To confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
    • If a man once married desires a second helpmate […] she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of the church.
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seal (seals, present participle sealing; past and past participle sealed)

  1. (dialectal) To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.

SEAL
Noun

seal (plural seals)

  1. Sea, Air, Land (used as a name of a military unit)
  2. A member of the Navy SEALs.

Seal
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A village in Sevenoaks, Kent.



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