Definitions for sealsil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an embossed emblem, symbol, letter, etc., used as attestation or evidence of authenticity.

  2. a stamp, medallion, ring, etc., engraved with such a device, for impressing paper, wax, lead, or the like.

  3. the impression so obtained.

  4. an authenticating mark or symbol, orig. wax with an impression, attached to a legal document.

  5. a piece of wax or similar adhesive affixed to a document, envelope, door, etc., that must be broken when the object is opened.

  6. anything that tightly or completely closes or secures a thing.

  7. something that keeps a thing secret:

    Her vow was the seal that kept her silent.

  8. a stamplike label, esp. as given to contributors to a charity:

    a Christmas seal.

    Category: Philately

  9. a mark, sign, symbol, or the like, serving as visible evidence of something.

  10. anything that serves as assurance, confirmation, or bond:

    She gave the plan her seal of approval.

  11. Plumbing. a small amount of water held by a trap to exclude foul gases from a sewer or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  12. (v.t.)to affix a seal to in authorization, testimony, etc.

  13. to assure, confirm, or bind with or as if with a seal.

  14. to impress a seal upon as evidence of legal or standard exactness, measure, quality, etc.

  15. to close with a fastening that must be broken to gain access.

  16. to fasten or close tightly by or as if by a seal.

  17. to decide irrevocably:

    to seal someone's fate.

  18. 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

sealsil(n.)(pl.)seals; seal

  1. (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.

    Category: Mammals

  2. the skin of such an animal.

  3. leather made from this skin.

    Category: Clothing

  4. the fur of the fur seal; sealskin.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a dark gray-brown.

  6. (v.i.)to hunt, kill, or capture seals.

Origin of seal:

bef. 900; ME sele, OE seolh, c. OHG selah, ON selr


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sealing wax, seal(noun)

    fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters

  2. seal, stamp(noun)

    a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

  3. seal, sealskin(noun)

    the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal

    "a coat of seal"

  4. 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"

  5. seal(noun)

    a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)

    "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"

  6. cachet, seal, seal of approval(noun)

    an indication of approved or superior status

  7. seal(noun)

    a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture

  8. seal(noun)

    fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

  9. seal(verb)

    any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions

  10. seal, seal off(verb)

    make tight; secure against leakage

    "seal the windows"

  11. seal(verb)

    close with or as if with a seal

    "She sealed the letter with hot wax"

  12. seal(verb)

    decide irrevocably

    "sealing dooms"

  13. seal(verb)

    affix a seal to

    "seal the letter"

  14. varnish, seal(verb)

    cover with varnish

  15. seal(verb)

    hunt seals

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seal(verb)sil

    to fill or close an opening to block sth from getting past

    Seal any cracks around the windows.; a sealed container

  2. sealsil

    to close and stick down an envelope

    She licked and sealed the envelope.

  3. sealsil

    to confirm an agreement

    The author is said to have sealed a deal with a leading book publisher.

  4. seal(noun)sil

    a fish-eating animal with flippers that lives in and near the ocean

    a dwindling seal population

  5. sealsil

    a part or substance that blocks or closes an opening

    The seal on the jar was broken.; a leaky seal on the refrigerator door

  6. sealsil

    an official stamp or mark on a document

    the royal seal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seal(noun)

    any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae

  2. Seal(noun)

    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

  3. Seal(noun)

    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

  4. Seal(noun)

    that which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it

  5. Seal(noun)

    that which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance

  6. Seal(noun)

    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

  7. Seal(verb)

    to set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed

  8. Seal(verb)

    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

  9. Seal(verb)

    to fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter

  10. Seal(verb)

    hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret

  11. Seal(verb)

    to fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like

  12. Seal(verb)

    to close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5

  13. Seal(verb)

    among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife

  14. Seal(verb)

    to affix one's seal, or a seal


  1. 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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seal' in Nouns Frequency: #2288

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seal' in Verbs Frequency: #875

Anagrams of seal

  1. Elsa

  2. sale, Sale

  3. ales

  4. lase

  5. leas

  6. ELAS

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.

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