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seal 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.
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.
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
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.
(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

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.]
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the past participle of seal1
(Civil Engineering) Austral and NZ (of a road) having a hard surface; made-up
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
We sailed out of New York, ostensibly for the north-west coast, with sealed orders--"
What do I care to know of your Glister and your sealed orders!"
There was no fish however, but he found a yellow pot, which by its weight seemed full of something, and he noticed that it was fastened and sealed with lead, with the impression of a seal.
And, last and most important of all, he is now aware that the Confession itself has been kept a sealed secret from him, out of compassionate regard for his own peace of mind, as well as for the memory of the unhappy woman who was once his wife.
With a heavy sigh, he lays the child's hand back again on the sealed letter; and by that one little action says (as if in words) to his son--"I leave it to You!"
At his request I next collected the other papers--that is to say, the bundle of letters, the unfinished book and the volumes of the Diary-- and enclosed them all in one wrapper, sealed with my own seal.
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.
The night after the funeral, at which he had been sadly affected, Utterson locked the door of his business room, and sitting there by the light of a melancholy candle, drew out and set before him an envelope addressed by the hand and sealed with the seal of his dead friend.