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Seal

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun seal:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb seal:

varnishseal

The word seal is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun seal

What does seal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: seals / seals (animal) / seal (animal)

  1. fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of seal: sealing wax
    • more generic words: fastener / fastening / fixing / holdfast = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    • substance: lac = resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects
  2. a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of seal: stamp
    • more generic word: device = any ornamental pattern or design
    • more specific terms:
      • bulla = the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
      • cachet = a seal on a letter
      • great seal = the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
      • rubber stamp / handstamp = a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
      • signet = a seal
  3. the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
    • example: a coat of seal
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of seal: sealskin
    • more generic words: fur / pelt = the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  4. a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
  5. a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
    • example: the warrant bore the sheriff's seal
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: impression / stamp = a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
  6. an indication of approved or superior status
  7. a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: coat / coating = a thin layer covering something
    • more specific words: undercoat / underseal = seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
  8. fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fastener / fastening / fixing / holdfast = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    • more specific terms:
      • break seal = a seal that must be broken when first used and cannot easily be resealed
      • gasket = seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
      • piston ring = seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall
      • washer = seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage
  9. any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: pinnatiped / pinniped / pinniped mammal = aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
    • more specific terms:
      • crab-eating seal / crabeater seal = silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans
      • eared seal = pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land
      • earless seal / hair seal / true seal = any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
    • young animal: pup
    • female animal: cow
    • male animal: bull
    • collective noun: herd / pod / rookery
    • collateral adjective: phocine

Alternative definition of the noun seal

noun

  1. A pinniped, particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal.
  2. A stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax.
  3. An impression of a stamp on wax or paper.
  4. [rft-sense] A design or ensignia usually associated with an organization or an official role.
  5. Anything that secures or authenticates.
  6. [rft-sense] Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design.
  7. Confirmation or an indication of confirmation.
  8. Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.
  9. A tight closure, secure against leakage.
  10. A chakra.

Specialised definition of the noun seal

Glossary of justice

a formal mark which the court puts on a document to indicate that the document has been issued by the court

Definition of the verb seal

What does seal mean as a doing word?

Seal is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: sealed | sealing | seals

  1. make tight; secure against leakage
  2. close with or as if with a seal
    • example: She sealed the letter with hot wax
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • antonym: unseal
    • more generic terms: close / fill up = fill or stop up
    • entailment: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
  3. decide irrevocably
  4. affix a seal to
    • example: seal the letter
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: affix / stick on = attach to
  5. cover with varnish
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of seal: varnish
    • more generic words: coat / surface = put a coat on; cover the surface of
    • more specific words: shellack / shellac = cover with shellac
  6. hunt seals

Other definitions of seal

What does seal also mean?

acronym

  1. Sea, Air, Land (used as a name of a military unit)
  2. A member of the Navy SEALs.

Person

Who is Seal?

Seal: Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known by the mononym Seal, is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is known for his numerous international hits, including "Kiss from a Rose", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013.

  • also known as Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, Adamski, Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel
  • born on (52 years ago) in Paddington, child of Francis Samuel and Adebisi Samuel
  • ethnicity: British Nigerian, Yoruba people
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • profession: Musician, songwriter, singer-songwriter, composer
  • member of musical group Seal & Jeff Beck
  • Marriage with Heidi Klum between and (6 years and 11 months)
  • parent of
  • genres: Funk, House music, Dance music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Soft rock, Adult contemporary music, Electronica
  • albums: "Crazy", "Seal", "The Beginning", "Violet: Acoustic E.P.", "Human Being", "Get It Together", "Best 1991-2004", "Don't Cry", "Fly Like an Eagle", "Future Love", "Killer", "Kiss From a Rose", "Live in Paris", "Love's Divine", "MTV Unplugged", "Newborn Friend", "Prayer for the Dying", "This Could Be Heaven", "Waiting for You", "Walk on By", "System", "One Night to Remember", "Togetherland", "Soul", "Hits", "Love Is Powerful", "I Can't Stand the Rain", "A Father's Way", "Amazing", "Commitment", "Latest Craze", "Les Mots", "You Get Me", "Best Of", "Killer Hits", "The Best of Seal", "Eclectic Seal Live", "Unplugged", "Soul 2", "Human Beings", "Future Love Paradise", "Soul: Live", "Live in Brooklyn", "The Platinum Collection", "Seal & Seal II", "Violet", "The Right Life", "A Change Is Gonna Come"
  • TV series: "Love's Divine"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best New Artist
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Crazy"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Crazy"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video - "Crazy"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects - "Crazy" (Special Effects: Big TV!)
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing - "Crazy" (Editors: Big TV!)
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Crazy"
      • nominated to International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Europe - "Crazy"
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act
      • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Seal"
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Killer"
      • Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist
      • Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Seal"
      • Brit Award for British Video - "Killer"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Seal"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Prayer for the Dying"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album - "Seal"
      • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Kiss from a Rose"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Kiss From a Rose"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film - "Kiss from a Rose" (from Batman Forever)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Record of the Year - "Kiss From a Rose", with Trevor Horn
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Prayer for the Dying"
      • nominated to Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song - "Kiss from a Rose"
      • nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song - "Kiss from a Rose"
      • Grammy Award for Record of the Year - "Kiss From a Rose" (producer), with Trevor Horn
      • Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Kiss from a Rose"
      • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Kiss From a Rose"
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film - "Kiss from a Rose" (from the film Batman Forever)
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video - "Don't Cry"
      • nominated to MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie - "Kiss From a Rose" (from Batman Forever)
      • nominated to Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Male - "Kiss from a Rose"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Fly Like an Eagle"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Love's Divine"
      • nominated to Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist - "Seal"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Walk on By"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "The Pursuit of Happyness" (For the song "A Father's Way"), with Christopher Bruce
      • nominated to Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist - "Best 1991-2004"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "A Father's Way" (from The Pursuit of Happyness)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Amazing"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album - "System"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Track from: Soul)
      • nominated to BET Centric Award
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album - "Soul"
  • official website: www.seal.com

Business

Seal is a publisher.

Characters

  1. Seal is a fictional character from the 2006 dramatic comedy film All In.
  2. Seal is a fictional character from the 2015 film Pixels.

There are other characters with in their name, like Navy Seal, Barry Seal, Leopard Seal.

Music

  1. "Seal": Seal is the second self-titled album of singer Seal. The album was released in 1994 on ZTT/Sire Records.
    • also known as Seal II
    • genres: Pop music, Soul music
    • released on (21 years ago)
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album nomination for Seal
      • Grammy Award for Album of the Year nomination for Seal
  2. "Seal": Seal is the eponymous debut album by Seal, released in 1991. It contains the UK singles "Killer", "Crazy", "Future Love Paradise", "The Beginning" and "Violet". The album debuted at #1 in the UK. Seal's following album, released in 1994, was also named Seal - it is usually referred to as Seal II.
  3. "Seal": Seal is the fourth album by Seal. It follows the aborted sessions for Togetherland, which was scrapped because Seal thought it was not up to the standard of his previous work. To avoid confusion with past albums, the album is sometimes referred to informally as Seal IV, the official title in Australia.
    • also known as Seal IV
    • genres: Soul music, Pop music
    • released on (12 years ago)
    • award: - Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist nomination for Seal
  4. "Seal" is a composition.
  5. "Seal" is a song by Jackson and His Computer Band.
  6. "Seal" is a composition.

Place

Seal is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish is located in the valley between the North Downs and the Greensand ridge to the north east of Sevenoaks town.

Miscellanea

  1. Seal: A mechanical seal is a device that helps join systems or mechanisms together by preventing leakage, containing pressure, or excluding contamination. The effectiveness of a seal is dependent on adhesion in the case of sealants and compression in the case of gaskets.
  2. Seal: A seal, in an East Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship.
  3. Seal: In the law, a seal affixed to a contract or other legal instrument has had special legal significance at various times in the jurisdictions that recognise it. In the courts of common law jurisdictions, a contract which was sealed was treated differently from other written contracts, although this practice gradually fell out of favour in most of these jurisdictions in the 19th and early 20th century. The legal term seal arises from the wax seal used throughout history for authentication.
  4. 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.
  5. Seal, Sil, Shill, Silsharma, Shillsharma, is a Bengali Hindu family name. It literally means the quality of being devoted. The family name is common to people of rajputs. Seal is the anglicized version of the name, but Sil, Shill and Silsharma, ShillSharma are fall under bhramin caste, by nature they are kshatriya.
  6. Seal is a print ad.

Phrases with Seal

Phrases starting with the word Seal:

  1. seal in
  2. seal off
  3. seal oil
  4. seal bomb
  5. Seal ring

Phrases ending with the word Seal:

  1. fur seal
  2. Hot Seal
  3. Gray Seal
  4. Grey seal
  5. hair seal
  6. harp seal
  7. Heat-Seal
  8. Monk Seal
  9. navy seal
  10. Ross Seal
  11. true seal
  12. break seal
  13. broad seal
  14. eared seal
  15. great seal

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Seal

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Google previewYoga Tantra (2005)

Paths to Magical Feats

The external symbolizing seal is a configuration of the handsa constructed in accordance with an aspect residing in the nature of that exalted body.b The internal symbolizing seal is the simultaneous clear imagination of yourself as the body of ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2003)

2000-

Liquid-mounted seal means a resilient Or liquid-filled rim seal designed to Contact the stored liquid.

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1999)

Liquid-mounted seal means a resilient or liquid-filled rim seal designed to contact the stored liquid.

Google previewRoutledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916) (2017)

Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout by George Crabb

Seal is a specific, stamp a general, term: there cannot be a seal without a stamp; but there may be many stamps where...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order (1824)

by George Crabb

SEAL is a specific ; STAMP, a general terra : there cannot be a seal without a stamp ; but there may be many stamps...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained (1893)

In Alphabetical Order, with Copius Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

Seal is a specific; Stamp, a general term : there cannot be a seal without a stamp, but there may be many stamps where...

Google previewThe Government and Laws of the United States (1866)

Comprising, a Complete and Comprehensive View of the Rise, Progress and Present Organization of the State and National Governments by William B. Wedgwood

A seal is an impression upon wax or some other tenacious substance. This is the common-law definition ; but in the...

Google previewWedgwood's Government and Laws of the United States (1868)

Containing the Whole Body of American Law, Both State and National, Fully Presented in the Most Compact and Intelligible Form, Together with the Legal History of the Nation. For the Use of Libraries, Families, Prize Clubs and Lyceums by William B. Wedgwood

A seal is an impression upon wax or some other tenacious substance. This is the common-law definition ; but in the...

Google previewThe Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism (2013)

Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification by Matthew Wood

Solomon's seal is the superlative remedy for tightening or loosening tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It adjusts to the right tension. It is useful for ligamentous looseness, where the ligaments are stretched and don't hold after an adjustment.

Google previewPractical Handbook of Warehousing (2013)

by Kenneth B. Ackerman

Seals A seal is a thin metal strip (with a serial number) which is fastened so that it can't be broken without its being evident. Properly used, the seal is a good physical deterrent to cargo theft. Because theft in interstate commerce may be ...

Google previewDebate on Christian Baptism (1822)

Between Mr. John Walker, a Minister of the Secession, and Alexander Campbell : Held at Mount-Pleasant, on the 19th and 20th June, 1820, in the Presence of a Very Numerous and Respectable Congregation : to which is Added a Large Appendix by Alexander Campbell, John Walker, Samuel Ralston

Under the New Testament, the onl seal is that mark or impression which the spirit of Go makes upon the heart or soul of the...

Google previewA dissertation on the prophecies, that have been fulfilled, are now fulfilling, or will hereafter be fulfilled (1814)

by George Stanley Faber

btoenth seal is the prelude to the disturbing of (that tranquillity, the harbinger of the downfall of the Western Empire, the herald of the revealing of the man of sin. The year 3 1 3 was marked by this famous edict of Constantine in favour of ...

Google previewSimply Revelation (2011)

by Edward L. Brownlee

The fifth seal is a vision or picture of the martyrs over the history of mankind. The sixth seal is a vision or picture of the second coming ofJesus at the end of the tribulation period. John was told to “write the things which thou hast seen, and the ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes, with copious illustrations and explanations (1858)

drawn from the best writers by George Crabb

Seal is a specifick, stamp a general, term : there cannot be a seal without a stamp ; but there may be many stamps...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples ... by George Crabb .. (1824)

by George Crabb

SEAL is a specific; STAMP...

Google previewPlumbing Illustrated Dictionary (2007)

by John Thompson

trap seal loss n Tracpipe joint tracking A defect that occurs in a pipe when using a pipe cutter in which a number of additional cuts are made into the pipe. Tracking is usually associated with damaged cutting wheels or rollers.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

seal. (facial seal) The seal produced by the contact of the lips and cheeks with the polished surface of a denture. Botox. n. See BOTULINUM TOXIN. bottle. brush. A cylindrical brush usually used for cleaning bottles but adapted for use ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

to cover up, to conceal, to seal up ...

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Quotes about Seal

Heidi is the female version of Seal. I have truly found my soul mate, and have formed a bond that will last forever. We will continue to grow as a couple, as well as a family, both are equally important to nurture. (Seal)
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Scrabble value of S1E1A1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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