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seal 1

 (sēl)
n.
1.
a. A device or material that is used to close off or fasten an opening or connection, especially to prevent the escape of a liquid or gas: used caulk as a seal around the window.
b. An airtight closure: a door that lacks a tight seal.
c. Something, such as a piece of tape, that is placed on a product or package to show that the contents have not been tampered with.
d. The water in the trap of a drain that prevents sewer gas from escaping into a room.
2.
a. A design used to identify a person or thing or to show that something is authentic, accurate, or of good quality: The title page is marked with the publisher's seal. Does the scale have the inspector's seal?
b. A small decorative paper sticker.
3.
a. A die or signet having a raised or incised emblem used to stamp an impression on a receptive substance such as wax or lead.
b. The impression so made.
c. The design or emblem itself, belonging exclusively to the user: a monarch's seal.
d. A small disk or wafer of wax, lead, or paper bearing such an imprint and affixed to a document to prove authenticity or to secure it.
4. An indication or symbol regarded as guaranteeing or authenticating something: The choral director gave the program his seal of approval.
tr.v. sealed, seal·ing, seals
1.
a. To close or fasten with a seal: seal an envelope; seal a test tube.
b. To prevent (a liquid or gas) from escaping: Charring a piece of meat seals in the juices.
c. To cover, secure, or fill up (an opening): sealed the hole in the pipe with epoxy.
d. To apply a waterproof coating to: seal a blacktop driveway.
e. To secure or prevent passage into and out of (an area). Often used with off: The police sealed off the crime scene.
2. To affix a seal to (something) in order to prove authenticity, accuracy, or quality.
3. To establish or determine irrevocably: Our fate was sealed.
4. Mormon Church To make (a marriage, for example) eternally binding; solemnize forever.
Idioms:
(one's) lips are sealed
Used to indicate that one will not disclose a piece of information.
under seal
Having an impression or emblem attesting to a document's authenticity and reliability.

[Middle English, die or signet for stamping an impression, from Old French seel, from Vulgar Latin *sigellum, from Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, sign, seal; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

seal′a·ble adj.

seal 2

 (sēl)
n.
1. Any of various aquatic carnivorous mammals of the families Phocidae and Otariidae, found chiefly in cold regions and having a sleek torpedo-shaped body and limbs that are modified into paddlelike flippers.
2. The pelt or fur of one of these animals, especially a fur seal.
3. Leather made from the hide of one of these animals.
intr.v. sealed, seal·ing, seals
To hunt seals.

[Middle English sele, from Old English seolh.]

sealed

(siːld)
vb
the past participle of seal1
adj
(Civil Engineering) Austral and NZ (of a road) having a hard surface; made-up
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sealed - established irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"
unsealed, uncertain - not established or confirmed; "his doom is as yet unsealed"
2.sealed - closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "my lips are sealed"; "the package is still sealed"; "the premises are sealed"
closed - not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"
unsealed - not closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "unsealed goods"; "the letter arrived unsealed"
3.sealed - undisclosed for the time being; "sealed orders"; "a sealed move in chess"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"
4.sealed - determined irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"
irrevocable, irrevokable - incapable of being retracted or revoked; "firm and irrevocable is my doom"- Shakespeare
5.sealed - having been paved
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
paved - covered with a firm surface
6.sealed - covered with a waterproof coating; "a sealed driveway"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
7.sealed - (of walls) covered with a coat of plaster
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
Translations
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That hiss, faint as it was, irritated the irascible gentleman, and sealed the culprit's fate.
According to some versions of the story, a regular contract to the above effect was drawn up by a lawyer, and signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses.
Is there no reality in the penitence thus sealed and witnessed by good works?
What I had then had an ugly glimpse of was that my eyes might be sealed just while theirs were most opened.
In one of the smaller plants she had stumbled upon a room where scores of women and girls were sitting at long tables preparing smoked beef in cans; and wandering through room after room, Marija came at last to the place where the sealed cans were being painted and labeled, and here she had the good fortune to encounter the "forelady.
Even as I spoke I saw that my doom was sealed, except a miracle supervened to divert these madmen from their fell purpose.
Since Tom's harassed conscience had managed to drive him to the lawyer's house by night and wring a dread tale from lips that had been sealed with the dismalest and most formidable of oaths, Huck's confidence in the human race was well-nigh obliterated.
This letter, however, was written, and sealed, and sent.