1. [ noun ] fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
Synonyms: sealing_wax
Related terms: fastener lac
2. [ verb ] make tight; secure against leakage
Synonyms: seal_off

"seal the windows"

Related terms: close reseal caulk pack waterproof sealant
3. [ verb ] close with or as if with a seal

"She sealed the letter with hot wax"

Related terms: unseal close sealer sealant fasten
4. [ verb ] decide irrevocably

"sealing dooms"

Related terms: decide cachet
5. [ noun ] a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
Synonyms: stamp
Related terms: device device cachet great_seal bulla signet handstamp emboss
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2728
7. [ noun ] the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
Synonyms: sealskin

"a coat of seal"

Related terms: fur
8. [ verb ] hunt seals
Related terms: hunt
9. [ noun ] a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
Related terms: coating undercoat varnish
10. [ verb ] cover with varnish
Synonyms: varnish
Related terms: coat shellac lacquer waterproofing varnisher varnish
11. [ noun ] an indication of approved or superior status
Synonyms: seal_of_approval cachet
Related terms: award
12. [ verb ] affix a seal to

"seal the letter"

Related terms: affix sealer
13. [ noun ] (military,work) a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
Synonyms: navy_seal

"SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"

Related terms: bluejacket naval_special_warfare military
14. [ noun ] a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)

"the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"

Related terms: stamp
15. [ noun ] fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
Related terms: fastener break_seal piston_ring washer gasket
16. [ noun ] (zoology) any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
Related terms: pinniped_mammal earless_seal eared_seal crabeater_seal
Similar spelling:   Seyal