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Seal

Pronunciation: sēl
n.1.(Zool.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidæ and Otariidæ.
Harbor seal
(Zool.) 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.
1.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.
2.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.
3.That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
4.That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.
5.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.
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.
v. t.1.To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
[imp. & p. p. Sealed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sealing.]
And with my hand I seal my true heart's love.
- Shak.
2.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.
3.To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.
4.Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.
Seal up your lips, and give no words but "mum".
- Shak.
5.To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.
6.To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.
7.Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
v. i.1.To affix one's seal, or a seal.
I will seal unto this bond.
- Shak.
Noun1.seal - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
Synonyms: sealing wax
2.seal - a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
Synonyms: stamp
3.seal - the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal"
Synonyms: sealskin
4.SEAL - a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
Synonyms: Navy SEAL
5.seal - a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
6.seal - an indication of approved or superior status
7.seal - a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
8.seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
9.seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
Verb1.seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
Antonyms:
unseal - break the seal of; "He unsealed the letter"
2.seal - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
Synonyms: seal off
3.seal - decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms"
4.seal - affix a seal to; "seal the letter"
5.seal - cover with varnish
Synonyms: varnish
6.seal - hunt seals

SEAL, conveyancing, contracts. A seal is an impression upon wax, wafer, or some other tenacious substance capable of being impressed. 5 Johns. R. 239. Lord Coke defines a seal to be wax, with an impression. 3 Inst. 169. "Sigillum," says he, "est cera impressa, quia cera sine impressione non est sigillum." This is the common law definition of a seal. Perk. 129, 134; Bro. tit. Faits, 17, 30; 2 Leon 21; 5 John. 239; 2 Caines, R. 362; 21 Pick. R. 417.
     2. But in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the southern and western states generally, the impression upon wax has been disused, and a circular, oval, or square mark, opposite the name of the signer, has the same effect as a seal the shape of it however is indifferent; and it is usually written with a pen. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 503; 1 Dall. 63; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 72; 1 Watts, R. 322; 2 Halst. R. 272.
     3. A notary must use his official seal, to authenticate his official acts, and a scroll will not answer. 4 Blackf. R. 185. As to the effects of a seal, vide Phil. Ev. Index, h.t. Vide, generally, 13 Vin. Ab. 19; 4 Kent, Com. 444; 7 Caines' Cas. 1; Com. Dig. Fait, A 2.
     4. Merlin defines a real to be a plate of metal with a flat surface, on which is engraved the arms of a prince or nation, or private individual or other device, with which an impression may be made on wax or other substance on paper or parchment, in order to authenticate them: the impression thus made is also called a seal. Repert. mot Sceau; 3 McCord's R. 583; 5 Whart. R. 563.
     5. When a seal is affixed to an instrument, it makes it a specialty, (q.v.) and whether the seal be affixed by a corporation or an individual the effect is the same. 15 Wend. 256.
     6. Where an instrument concludes with the words, "witness our hands and seals," and is signed by two persons, with only one seal, the jury may infer, from the face of the paper, that the person who signed last, adopted the seal of the first. 6 Penn. St. Rep. 302. Vide 9 Am Jur. 290-297; 1 Ohio Rep. 368; 3 John. 470. 12 ohu. 76; as to the origin and use of seals, Addis. on Cont. 6; Scroll.
     7. The public seal of a foreign state, proves itself; and public acts, decrees and judgments, exemplified under this seal, are received as true and genuine. 2 Cranch, 187, 238; 4 Dall. 416; 7 Wheat. 273, 335; 1 Denio, 376; 2 Conn. 85, 90; 6 Wend. 475; 9 Mod. 66. But to entitle its seal to such authority, the foreign state must have been acknowledged by the government, within whose jurisdiction the forum is located. 3 Wheat. 610; 9 Ves. 347.

SEAL - Semantics-directed Environment Adaptation Language.

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Simple and Efficient Adaptation Layer (ATM) To see a seal in your dream, indicates your playfulness and your ability to use and incorporate differing ideas and thoughts into a situation. Seals are a symbol of good luck, success, and spiritual understanding. It also signifies prosperity, faithful friends, and security in love. The dream symbol may also be a pun and indicate you need to put closure on some situation.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, 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, 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 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, 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
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