seal

[ UK /sˈiːl/ ]
[ US /ˈsiɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
  2. fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
  3. fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
  4. any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
  5. the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
    a coat of seal
  6. a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
    the warrant bore the sheriff's seal
  7. an indication of approved or superior status
  8. a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
VERB
  1. cover with varnish
  2. affix a seal to
    seal the letter
  3. make tight; secure against leakage
    seal the windows
  4. decide irrevocably
    sealing dooms
  5. close with or as if with a seal
    She sealed the letter with hot wax
  6. hunt seals
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How To Use seal In A Sentence

  • This species is also closely associated with colonies of various seabirds and marine mammals; it feeds among birds and seals and has been considered a commensal of those colonial animals.
  • The fuel tanks are self-sealing, with a fuel crossfeed system that provides continuity of supply if one of the fuel circuits fails.
  • Taking up so much of the roof area, it has to stay sealed with the glass permanently in place to maintain the car's body rigidity.
  • The key to the sealant is a family of unique mussel adhesive proteins containing a high concentration of dihydroxyphenylalanine, an amino acid. The Money Times - finance news, lifestyle, markets, investment, personal finance, banking, retirement planning
  • Seal the cauliflower in its little parcel as if you were baking a fish. Times, Sunday Times
  • The water seal technology is used to solve the problem of the collection rate of the mother liquid in situ leach mining of the rare earth mineral.
  • During seal pupping season, she has to tell tourists not to take selfies. Times, Sunday Times
  • By convention, the terms \'aseptic\ 'or \'avascular\' necrosis have been applied to areas of juxtaarticular involvement and the term bone infarct is usually applied to metaphyseal or diaphyseal involvement. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The IMF has given its seal of approval to the government's economic strategy.
  • They are very much secluded from the rest of Chiloe, and have scarcely any sort of commerce, except sometimes in a little oil, which they get from seal-blubber. Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle
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