(1) Any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
(2) A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
(3) Fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
(4) A finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
(5) Fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
(6) An indication of approved or superior status
(7) A stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
"The warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
(8) A member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
"SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
(9) The pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
"A coat of seal"
(10) Decide irrevocably
(11) Hunt seals
(12) Cover with varnish
(13) Close with or as if with a seal
"She sealed the letter with hot wax"
(14) Make tight; secure against leakage
"Seal the windows"
(15) Affix a seal to
"Seal the letter"
From an inflectional form of seolh, cognate with Old Norse ( > Danish )
- A pinniped, a large marine fish-eating mammal.
- The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.
Anglo-Norman, from seel (modern French sceau), from sigillum, a diminutive of signum, sign
- A design associated with a government or governmental office.
- The front of the podium bore the presidential seal.
- Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design. (See the Wikipedia article)
- The result was declared invalid, as the seal on the meter had been broken.
- 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.
- Security against leakage.
- Close the lid tightly to get a good seal.
- To place a seal on (a document).
- 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.
- To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).
- The border has been sealed until the fugitives are found.
- To close securely to prevent leakage.
- I've sealed the bottle to keep the contents fresh.
- To place in a sealed container.
- I've sealed the documents in this envelope.
- 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.
- To guarantee
- The last-minute goal sealed United's win.
- (fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage):
- (prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something)): block, block off, close, close off, obstruct, seal off enclose
- To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.