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A leopard seal (marine mammal).
See also SEAL

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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From an inflectional form of Old English seolh

Noun

Singular
seal

Plural
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seal ({{{1}}})
  1. A pinniped, a large marine fish-eating mammal.
    The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.
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Verb

Infinitive
to seal

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to seal (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt seals
Synonyms
  • (hunt seals): go sealing

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Etymology 2

Anglo-Norman, from Old French seel (modern French sceau), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sigillum, a diminutive of signum, sign

Noun

US presidential seal

Singular
seal

Plural
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seal ({{{1}}})
  1. A design associated with a government or governmental office.
    The front of the podium bore the presidential seal.
  2. Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design. (See the Wikipedia article)
    The result was declared invalid, as the seal on the meter had been broken.
  3. Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.
    The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced.
  4. (generally Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Security against leakage.
    Close the lid tightly to get a good seal.
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Verb

Infinitive
to seal

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to seal (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place a seal on (a document).
  2. (transitive) To fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage.
    The cover is sealed. If anyone tries to open it, we'll know about it.
  3. (transitive) To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).
    The border has been sealed until the fugitives are found.
  4. (transitive) To close securely to prevent leakage.
    I've sealed the bottle to keep the contents fresh.
  5. (transitive) To place in a sealed container.
    I've sealed the documents in this envelope.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To place a notation of one's next move in a sealed envelope to be opened after an adjournment.
    After thinking for half an hour, the champion sealed his move.
  7. (transitive) To guarantee
    The last-minute goal sealed United's win.
Synonyms
  • (place a seal on):
  • (fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage):
  • (prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something)): block, block off, close, close off, obstruct, seal off
  • (close securely to prevent leakage):
  • (place in a sealed container): enclose
  • (chess term):
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Etymology 3

From Old English sǣlan ‘bind’.

Verb

Infinitive
to seal

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to seal (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.

Estonian

Pronoun

seal

  1. there

West Frisian

Noun

seal n.

  1. saddle

seal c.

  1. hall

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