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sealing

using an adhesive agent to close or secure something: She used sealing wax on the envelope.
Not to be confused with:
ceiling – interior upper surface of a room: The entryway had a high ceiling.; a maximum limit; vertical boundary, cloud cover
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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.]
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
sealer, sealing - A sealer is a seal hunter and seal hunting is called sealing.
See also related terms for hunting.
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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"
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Translations

sealing

[ˈsiːlɪŋ] Ncaza f de focas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sealing

:
sealing ring
sealing wax
nSiegelwachs nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sealing

[ˈsiːlɪŋ] n (seal hunting) → caccia alla foca
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
The boat was near enough for us to make out that it was larger than any sealing boat and built on different lines.
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.
Chevron seals offer good sealing results as they are robust, dimensionally adjustable and not sensitive to sealing surface finish.
Pro Seal is an engineering driven, industry leading provider of high-quality sealing products and custom solutions to both OEM Customers and the US Government/Military.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has succeeded in developing a new seal that reliably prevents leaks from the grease-lubricated main bearings used in conjunction with these shafts while tolerating strong shaft runout.
Seal-Glide Nano, said to be an innovative surface treatment from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, significantly improves friction and stick-slip properties of elastomer seals, while having little or no effect on the performance of the compounds from which the seals are made.
Hutchinson (France), UMC (Japan), NOK (Japan) and other seal manufacturers evaluate the design of seal by sealing test.
That's why Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is developing new seals for current and future wind power facilities.
Precision seals provider Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a division of Trelleborg AB (STO:TRELB), and Jetseal Inc announced on Thursday the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for advanced specialty metallic aerospace seals covering the whole of the European aerospace market.