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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.]

sealing

(ˈsiːlɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) a substance that seals; sealant
2. the process of making (a document) inaccessible or secret
3. the process of closing something up

sealing

(ˈsiːlɪŋ)
n
(Fishing) seal hunting
sealer, sealing - A sealer is a seal hunter and seal hunting is called sealing.
See also related terms for hunting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sealing - the act of treating something to make it repel watersealing - the act of treating something to make it repel water
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
Translations

sealing

[ˈsiːlɪŋ] Ncaza f de focas

sealing

:
sealing ring
sealing wax
nSiegelwachs nt

sealing

[ˈsiːlɪŋ] n (seal hunting) → caccia alla foca
References in classic literature ?
The sealing fleet was wintering in San Francisco Bay, and in the saloons I met skippers, mates, hunters, boat-steerers, and boat-pullers.
On the 12th of January, 1893, I was seventeen, and the 20th of January I signed before the shipping commissioner the articles of the Sophie Sutherland, a three topmast sealing schooner bound on a voyage to the coast of Japan.
Sealing schooner after sealing schooner we sighted and boarded, most of which were in search of lost boats, and most of which were carrying boats and crews they had picked up and which did not belong to them.
The boat was near enough for us to make out that it was larger than any sealing boat and built on different lines.
European Sealing Association's new interactive 'Successful Sealing with Elastomers' is the first guide designed to offer food processing engineers a diagnostics-led approach to tackling sealing problems.
When food is packed into trays or pots and sealed with a film, the sealing surface on the head will be shaped or profiled.
The International Trade Fair for Sealing Technology with an integrated expert forum, sponsored by Isgatec GmbH, will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, concurrent to Powtech and TechnoPharm, March 27-29.
Also equipment for blister forming and sealing of PVC, PET and PETG films; skin-packaging machinery from 18 x 24 in.
If the chalk line is broken, the V-pack may not be sealing correctly.
In any sealing application, correct O-ring selection depends on a number of design considerations, including dimensions, chemical compatibility and the ability to resist pressure and temperature extremes, in microminiature applications, the importance of the aforementioned considerations increases as the size of the O-ring decreases.
Liquid Injection Sealing (LIS) is a technology Wacker Silicones (Adrian, MI) claims could eliminate nearly all seal Failures in automotive applications, and improve the assembly process.
Chesterton has been providing industry with sealing solutions for 115 years.