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Seal

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Sealn. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. sæl, Sw. själ, Icel. selr.].
     Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidæ and Otariidæ.  [1913 Webster]
    " Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal, fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata), and the ringed seal (Phoca fœtida), are northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal, Monk seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp, Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant."  [1913 Webster]
Harbor seal (Zoöl.), the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard, ranger, selchie, tangfish.
Sealn. [OE. seel, OF. seel, F. sceau, fr. L. sigillum a little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum a mark, sign, figure, or image. See Sign, n., and cf. Sigil.].
  •  An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal.  [1913 Webster]
    "Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond
    Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like a red seal is the setting sun
    On the good and the evil men have done.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.  [1913 Webster]
Great seal. See under Great. -- Privy seal. See under Privy, a. -- Seal lock, a lock in which the keyhole is covered by a seal in such a way that the lock can not be opened without rupturing the seal. -- Seal manual. See under Manual, a. -- Seal ring, a ring having a seal engraved on it, or ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring. Shak.
Sealv. t. [OE. selen; cf. OF. seeler, seieler, F. sceller, LL. sigillare. See Seal a stamp.].
  •  To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.  [1913 Webster]
    "And with my hand I seal my true heart's love."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.  [1913 Webster]
    "Seal up your lips, and give no words but “mum”."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.  Gwilt.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.  [1913 Webster]
    "If a man once married desires a second helpmate . . . she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of the church."  [1913 Webster]
Sealv. i. 
     To affix one's seal, or a seal.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will seal unto this bond."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Seal, n. & v.
--n.
1 a piece of wax, lead, paper, etc., with a stamped design, attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity.
2 a similar material attached to a receptacle, envelope, etc., affording security by having to be broken to allow access to the contents.
3 an engraved piece of metal, gemstone, etc., for stamping a design on a seal.
4 a a substance or device used to close an aperture or act as a fastening. b an amount of water standing in the trap of a drain to prevent foul air from rising.
5 an act or gesture or event regarded as a confirmation or guarantee.
6 a significant or prophetic mark (has the seal of death in his face).
7 a decorative adhesive stamp.
8 esp. Eccl. a vow of secrecy; an obligation to silence.
--v.tr.
1 close securely or hermetically.
2 stamp or fasten with a seal.
3 fix a seal to.
4 certify as correct with a seal or stamp.
5 (often foll. by up) confine or fasten securely.
6 settle or decide (their fate is sealed).
7 (foll. by off) put barriers round (an area) to prevent entry and exit, esp. as a security measure.
8 apply a non-porous coating to (a surface) to make it impervious.

Idiom
Great Seal (in the UK) the seal in the charge of the Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper used in sealing important State papers. one's lips are sealed one is obliged to keep a secret. sealed-beam (attrib.) designating a vehicle headlamp with a sealed unit consisting of the light source, reflector, and lens. sealed book see BOOK. sealed orders orders for procedure not to be opened before a specified time. sealing-wax a mixture of shellac and rosin with turpentine and pigment, softened by heating and used to make seals. seal ring a finger ring with a seal. seals of office (in the UK) those held during tenure esp. by the Lord Chancellor or a Secretary of State. set one's seal to (or on) authorize or confirm.
Derivative
sealable adj.
Seal, n. & v.
--n. any fish-eating amphibious sea mammal of the family Phocidae or Otariidae, with flippers and webbed feet.
--v.intr. hunt for seals.

Etymology
OE seolh seol- f. Gmc

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Seal

n. A mark impressed upon certain kinds of documents to attest their authenticity and authority. Sometimes it is stamped upon wax, and attached to the paper, sometimes into the paper itself. Sealing, in this sense, is a survival of an ancient custom of inscribing important papers with cabalistic words or signs to give them a magical efficacy independent of the authority that they represent. In the British museum are preserved many ancient papers, mostly of a sacerdotal character, validated by necromantic pentagrams and other devices, frequently initial letters of words to conjure with; and in many instances these are attached in the same way that seals are appended now. As nearly every reasonless and apparently meaningless custom, rite or observance of modern times had origin in some remote utility, it is pleasing to note an example of ancient nonsense evolving in the process of ages into something really useful. Our word "sincere" is derived from _sine cero_, without wax, but the learned are not in agreement as to whether this refers to the absence of the cabalistic signs, or to that of the wax with which letters were formerly closed from public scrutiny. Either view of the matter will serve one in immediate need of an hypothesis. The initials L.S., commonly appended to signatures of legal documents, mean _locum sigillis_, the place of the seal, although the seal is no longer used -- an admirable example of conservatism distinguishing Man from the beasts that perish. The words _locum sigillis_ are humbly suggested as a suitable motto for the Pribyloff Islands whenever they shall take their place as a sovereign State of the American Union.

THESAURUS

Seal

John Hancock, OK, X, accept, acceptance, accredit, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, agree on terms, amen, approbation, approval, approve, aroma, assurance, assure, attest, attestation, attribute, authenticate, authentication, authorization, authorize, autograph, badge, bang, banner, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, bearing, beige, billhead, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bolt, book stamp, bookplate, boss, brand, broad arrow, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, bump, burin, button, button up, cachet, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, cartouche, cast, casting, certification, certify, chalk, chalk up, character, characteristic, check, check off, chocolate, choke, choke off, christcross, cicatrize, cinnamon, cipher, clap, clinch, close, close off, close up, coat of arms, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colophon, concavity, conclude, configuration, confirm, confirmation, constrict, contain, contract, convexity, cork, coronet, corroborate, corroboration, cosign, counterfoil, countermark, countersign, countersignature, counterstamp, cover, crest, cross, crown, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, dapple, dash, decide, define, delimit, demarcate, dent, design, determine, device, diadem, die, differentia, differential, dint, discolor, distinctive feature, docket, dot, drab, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, earmark, ecru, emblem, embossment, endorse, endorsement, engrave, engraving tool, ensure, ermine, escutcheon, etching ball, etching ground, etching needle, etching point, evidence, excrescence, fasten, fawn, fawn-colored, feature, figure, fingerprint, fix, flavor, fleck, fold, fold up, footmark, footprint, footstep, form, formalize, fossil footprint, freckle, fuscous, gash, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, go-ahead, government mark, government stamp, graver, great seal, green light, grege, guarantee, guaranty, gust, hallmark, hand, hatch, hazel, ichnite, ichnolite, identification, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, image, impress, impression, imprimatur, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, index, indicant, indicator, individualism, initial, initials, insignia, intaglio, key, keynote, khaki, label, last, latch, letterhead, line, lineaments, lock, lock out, lock up, logo, logotype, lump, lurid, make a mark, mannerism, mark, mark of signature, mark off, mark out, marking, masthead, matrix, measure, mint, mold, molding, monogram, mottle, nature, needle, negative, nick, nod, notarization, notarize, notch, note, notice, notification, nut-brown, occlude, odor, okay, olive-brown, olive-drab, orb, pad, padlock, particularity, pass, pass on, pass upon, paw print, pawmark, peculiarity, pencil, pepper, permission, permit, picture, pimple, plate, plug up, plumb, point, price tag, prick, print, privy seal, property, pug, pugmark, punch, punctuate, puncture, purple, purple pall, purpose, quality, quirk, ratification, ratify, regalia, registered trademark, representation, representative, resolve, riddle, robe of state, rocker, rod, rod of empire, royal crown, rubber stamp, running head, running title, sanction, savor, say amen to, scar, scarify, scepter, score, scorper, scotch, scratch, seal off, seal up, seal-brown, seam, second, secure, sepia, settle, shake hands, shape, shoe last, shut, shut off, shut the door, shut up, sigil, sign, sign and seal, sign manual, signal, signature, signet, singularity, slam, smack, snap, snuff-colored, sorrel, specialty, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, squeeze shut, stain, stamp, stamp of approval, step, sticker, stigmatize, stop up, strangle, streak, striate, strike a bargain, stripe, stub, stud, style, subscribe to, subscription, substantiation, support, sure sign, swear and affirm, swear to, symbol, symptom, tab, tag, taint, take a resolution, tally, tan, tang, taste, tattoo, taupe, tawny, telltale sign, template, the nod, thumbmark, thumbprint, tiara, tick, tick off, ticket, title page, toast, toast-brown, token, trace, trade name, trademark, trademark name, trait, trick, triple plume, umber, umber-colored, underline, underscore, undersign, uraeus, validate, validation, verification, verify, vestige, visa, vise, walnut, walnut-brown, warrant, will, yellowish-brown, zip up, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

Seal

Resolution

VB have determination, know one's own mind, be resolved, make up one's mind, will, resolve, determine, decide, form a determination, come to a determination, come to a resolution, come to a resolve, conclude, fix, seal, determine once for all, bring to a crisis, drive matters to an extremity, take a decisive step, take upon oneself, devote oneself to, give oneself up to, throw away the scabbard, kick down the ladder, nail one's colors to the mast, set one's back against the wall, set one's teeth, put one's foot down, take one's stand, stand firm, steel oneself, stand no nonsense, not listen to the voice of the charmer, buckle to, buckle oneself put one's shoulder to the wheel, lay one's shoulder to the wheel, set one's shoulder to the wheel, put one's heart into, run the gauntlet, make a dash at, take the bull by the horns, rush in medias res, plunge in medias res, go in for, insist upon, make a point of, set one's heart upon, set one's mind upon, stick at nothing, stop at nothing, make short work of, not stick at trifles, go all lengths, go the limit, go the whole hog, persist, go through fire and water, ride the tiger, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm.

Prototype

N prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type, archetype, antitype, protoplast, module, exemplar, example, ensample, paradigm, lay-figure, text, copy, design, fugleman, keynote, die, mold, matrix, last, plasm, proplasm, protoplasm, mint, seal, punch, intaglio, negative, stamp, a precedent embalms a principle, exempla sunt odiosa.

Completion

VB effect, effectuate, accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out, bring to maturity, bring to perfection, perfect, complete, elaborate, do, execute, make, go through, get through, work out, enact, bring about, bring to bear, bring to pass, bring through, bring to a head, despatch, dispatch, knock off, finish off, polish off, make short work of, dispose of, set at rest, perform, discharge, fulfill, realize, put in practice, put in force, carry out, carry into effect, carry into execution, make good, be as good as one's word, do thoroughly, not do by halves, go the whole hog, drive home, be in at the death, carry through, play out, exhaust, fill the bill, finish, bring to a close, wind up, stamp, clinch, seal, set the seal on, put the seal, give the final touch, to, put the last, put the finishing hand to, put the finishing touches on, crown, crown all, cap, ripen, culminate, come to a head, come to a crisis, come to its end, die a natural death, die of old age, run its course, run one's race, touch the goal, reach the goal, attain the goal, reach, get in the harvest.

Compact

N compact, contract, agreement, bargain, affidation, pact, paction, bond, covenant, indenture, bundobast, deal, stipulation, settlement, convention, compromise, cartel, Protocol, treaty, concordat, Zollverein, Sonderbund, charter, Magna Charta, Progmatic Sanction, customs union, free trade region, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT, most favored nation status, negotiation, diplomacy, negotiator, ratification, completion, signature, seal, sigil, signet, agreed, conventional, under hand and seal, caveat emptor.

VB contract, covenant, agree for, engage, treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms, bargain, make a bargain, strike a bargain, come to terms, come to an understanding, compromise, set at rest, close, close with, conclude, complete, settle, confirm, ratify, clench, subscribe, underwrite, endorse, indorse, put the seal to, sign, seal, indent, take one at one's word, bargain by inch of candle.

Security

N security, guaranty, guarantee, gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, bill of sale, lien, pawn, pignoration, real security, vadium, stake, deposit, earnest, handsel, caution, promissory note, bill, bill of exchange, I, O, U, personal security, covenant, specialty, parole, acceptance, indorsement, signature, execution, stamp, seal, sponsor, cosponsor, sponsion, sponsorship, surety, bail, mainpernor, hostage, godchild, godfather, godmother, recognizance, deed of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, authentication, verification, warrant, certificate, voucher, docket, doquet, record, probate, attested copy, receipt, acquittance, quittance, discharge, release, muniment, title deed, instrument, deed, deed poll, assurance, indenture, charter, charter poll, paper, parchment, settlement, will, testament, last will and testament, codicil, bonis avibus, gone where the woodbine twineth.

VB give security, give bail, give substantial bail, go bail, pawn, impawn, spout, mortgage, hypothecate, impignorate, guarantee, warrant, warrantee, assure, accept, indorse, underwrite, insure, cosign, countersign, sponsor, cosponsor, execute, stamp, sign, seal, let, sett, grant a lease, take a lease, hold a lease, hold in pledge, lend on security.

Marriage

VB marry, wive, take to oneself a wife, be married, be spliced, go off, pair off, wed, espouse, get hitched, lead to the hymeneal altar, take 'for better for worse', give one's hand to, bestow one's hand upon, marry, join, handfast, couple, tie the nuptial knot, give away, give away in marriage, seal, ally, affiance, betroth, publish the banns, bid the banns, be asked in church.

Closure

VB close, occlude, plug, block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up, blockade, obstruct, bar, bolt, stop, seal, plumb, choke, throttle, ram down, dam, cram, trap, clinch, put to the door, shut the door.

Evidence

N evidence, facts, premises, data, praecognita, grounds, indication, criterion, testimony, testification, expert testimony, attestation, deposition, examination, admission, authority, warrant, credential, diploma, voucher, certificate, doquet, docket, testamur, record, document, pi ce justificative, deed, warranty, signature, seal, exhibit, material evidence, objective evidence, witness, indicator, hostile witness, eyewitness, earwitness, material witness, state's evidence, deponent, sponsor, cojuror, oral evidence, documentary evidence, hearsay evidence, external evidence, extrinsic evidence, internal evidence, intrinsic evidence, circumstantial evidence, cumulative evidence, ex parte evidence, presumptive evidence, collateral evidence, constructive evidence, proof, evidence in chief, secondary evidence, confirmation, corroboration, support, ratification, authentication, compurgation, wager of law, comprobation, citation, reference, legal research, literature search (experiment), showing, indicative, indicatory, deducible, grounded on, founded on, based on, corroborative, confirmatory, by inference, according to, witness, a fortiori, still more, still less, raison de plus, in corroboration, of, valeat quantum, under seal, under one's hand and seal, dictum de dicto, mise en evidence.

VB be evidence, evince, show, betoken, tell of, indicate, imply, involve, argue, bespeak, breathe, have weight, carry weight, tell, speak volumes, speak for itself, rest upon, depend upon, repose on, bear witness, give evidence, testify, depose, witness, vouch for, sign, seal, undersign, set one's hand and seal, sign and seal, deliver as one's act and deed, certify, attest, acknowledge, make absolute, confirm, prove (demonstrate), indorse, countersign, corroborate, support, ratify, bear out, uphold, warrant, adduce, attest, cite, quote, refer to, appeal to, call, call to witness, bring forward, bring into court, allege, plead, produce witnesses, confront witnesses, place into evidence, mark into evidence, collect evidence, bring together evidence, rake up evidence, experiment, have a case, make out a case, establish, authenticate, substantiate, verify, make good, quote chapter and verse, bring home to, bring to book.

Indication

N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.

VB indicate, be the sign, of, denote, betoken, argue, testify, bear the impress, of, connote, connotate, represent, stand for, typify, symbolize, put an indication, put a mark, note, mark, stamp, earmark, blaze, label, ticket, docket, dot, spot, score, dash, trace, chalk, print, imprint, impress, engrave, stereotype, make a sign, signalize, underscore, give a signal, hang out a signal, beckon, nod, wink, glance, leer, nudge, shrug, tip the wink, gesticulate, raise the finger, hold up the finger, raise the hand, hold up the hand, saw the air, suit the action to the word, wave a banner, unfurl a banner, hoist a banner, hang out a banner, wave the hand, wave a kerchief, give the cue, show one's colors, give an alarm, sound an alarm, beat the drum, sound the trumpets, raise a cry, sign, seal, attest, underline, call attention to, give notice.


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