Definitions for sealsil
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word seal
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an embossed emblem, symbol, letter, etc., used as attestation or evidence of authenticity.
a stamp, medallion, ring, etc., engraved with such a device, for impressing paper, wax, lead, or the like.
the impression so obtained.
an authenticating mark or symbol, orig. wax with an impression, attached to a legal document.
a piece of wax or similar adhesive affixed to a document, envelope, door, etc., that must be broken when the object is opened.
anything that tightly or completely closes or secures a thing.
something that keeps a thing secret:
Her vow was the seal that kept her silent.
a stamplike label, esp. as given to contributors to a charity:
a Christmas seal.
a mark, sign, symbol, or the like, serving as visible evidence of something.
anything that serves as assurance, confirmation, or bond:
She gave the plan her seal of approval.
Plumbing. a small amount of water held by a trap to exclude foul gases from a sewer or the like.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to affix a seal to in authorization, testimony, etc.
to assure, confirm, or bind with or as if with a seal.
to impress a seal upon as evidence of legal or standard exactness, measure, quality, etc.
to close with a fastening that must be broken to gain access.
to fasten or close tightly by or as if by a seal.
to decide irrevocably:
to seal someone's fate.
seal off, to close hermetically. to block all access to or from, with a police barricade.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase
Origin of seal:
1175–1225; ME seel, seil(e), seale mark, token < OF seel < LL *sigellum, L sigillum
(n.)any of numerous marine carnivores of the order Pinnipedia, including the eared seals of the family Otariidae and the earless seals of the family Phocidae.
the skin of such an animal.
leather made from this skin.
the fur of the fur seal; sealskin.
a dark gray-brown.
(v.i.)to hunt, kill, or capture seals.
Origin of seal:
bef. 900; ME sele, OE seolh, c. OHG selah, ON selr
sealing wax, seal(noun)
fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
"a coat of seal"
Navy SEAL, SEAL(noun)
a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
"SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
"the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
cachet, seal, seal of approval(noun)
an indication of approved or superior status
a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
seal, seal off(verb)
make tight; secure against leakage
"seal the windows"
close with or as if with a seal
"She sealed the letter with hot wax"
affix a seal to
"seal the letter"
cover with varnish
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to fill or close an opening to block sth from getting past
Seal any cracks around the windows.; a sealed container
to close and stick down an envelope
She licked and sealed the envelope.
to confirm an agreement
The author is said to have sealed a deal with a leading book publisher.
a fish-eating animal with flippers that lives in and near the ocean
a dwindling seal population
a part or substance that blocks or closes an opening
The seal on the jar was broken.; a leaky seal on the refrigerator door
an official stamp or mark on a document
the royal seal
any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae
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
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
that which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it
that which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance
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
to set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed
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
to fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter
hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret
to fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like
to close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5
among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife
to affix one's seal, or a seal
In cryptography, SEAL is a very fast stream cipher optimised for machines with a 32-bit word size and plenty of RAM. SEAL is actually a pseudorandom function family in that it can easily generate arbitrary portions of the keystream without having to start from the beginning. This makes it particularly well suited for applications like encrypting hard drives. The first version was published by Phillip Rogaway and Don Coppersmith in 1994. The current version, published in 1997, is 3.0. SEAL, covered by two patents in the United States, both of which are assigned to IBM.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'seal' in Nouns Frequency: #2288
Rank popularity for the word 'seal' in Verbs Frequency: #875
Anagrams of seal
Translations for seal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of wax or other material bearing a design, attached to a document to show that it is genuine and legal.
- خاتِم شَمْعي على الوثيقَهArabic
- seloPortuguese (BR)
- das SiegelGerman
- मोहर, मुहर, मुद्राHindi
- lak, segelIndonesian
- sigillo, timbroItalian
- pečať, pečiatkaSlovak
- sigill, plomb[ering]Swedish
- mum, mühürTurkish
- 印章Chinese (Trad.)
- печатка; клеймоUkrainian
- dấu niêm phongVietnamese
- 印章，印鉴，图章Chinese (Simp.)
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