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  Definition of seal
  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; "sealing dooms"
  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"
Similar Words: stamp, sealing wax, cachet, seal of approval, Navy SEAL, SEAL, sealskin, varnish, seal off

 

Hyponyms: crabeater seal, crab-eating seal, eared seal, earless seal, true seal, hair seal, bulla, cachet, great seal, handstamp, rubber stamp, signet, break seal, gasket, piston ring, washer, undercoat, underseal, shellac, reseal, waterproof, caulk, calk, pack

 

Grouped Verbs: seal off

 

Entailments: fasten, fix, secure

 

Member Meronyms: Naval Special Warfare, NSW

 

Derivational Morphology: emboss, boss, stamp, seal off, varnish, cachet, seal of approval, sealskin, sealant, sealer, waterproofing, sealing, varnisher, sealing wax

 

Anagrams: sale

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: pečat   Chinese: 印章  
Croatian: pečat   Danish: sæl  
Dutch: zeehond and zegel   Finnish: hylje and tunnus  
French: phoque and sceau   German: Robbe and Siegel  
Hungarian: fóka and pecsét   Irish: rón  
Italian: foca and sigillo   Japanese: and 海豹  
Korean: 도장 and 물범   Latin: phoca and sigillum  
Lithuanian: ruonis   Norwegian: sel  
Polish: foka   Portuguese: foca and selo  
Romanian: focă   Russian: печать and тюлень  
Serbian: tuljan   Slovene: pečat and tjulenj  
Spanish: foca and sello   Swedish: säl and sigill  
Ukrainian: печать  
 
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