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Definition 1: any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions - [noun denoting animal]

(seal is a kind of ...) aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers

(... is a kind of seal ) silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans

(... is a kind of seal ) pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur

(... is a kind of seal ) any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers

Definition 2: a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

(... is a kind of seal ) the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull

(... is a kind of seal ) a seal on a letter

(... is a kind of seal ) the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty

(... is a kind of seal ) a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand

(... is a kind of seal ) a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)

Definition 3: fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(seal is made of the substance ...) resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax

Definition 4: fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure - [noun denoting artifact]

(seal is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of seal ) a seal that must be broken when first used and cannot easily be resealed

"it was stored in a tube with a break seal"

(... is a kind of seal ) seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint

(... is a kind of seal ) seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall

(... is a kind of seal ) seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

Definition 5: a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture - [noun denoting artifact]

(seal is a kind of ...) a thin layer covering something

"a second coat of paint"

(... is a kind of seal ) seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion

Definition 6: an indication of approved or superior status - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

Definition 7: a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the warrant bore the sheriff's seal

(seal is a kind of ...) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

"he put his stamp on the envelope"

Definition 8: a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare - [noun denoting person]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) a serviceman in the navy

(... is a member of seal) the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare

(seal belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 9: the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coat of seal

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Definition 10: decide irrevocably - [verb of cognition]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sealing dooms

(seal is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Definition 11: hunt seals - [verb of competition]

(seal is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 12: close with or as if with a seal - [verb of contact]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sealed the letter with hot wax

(seal is a kind of ...) fill or stop up

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

(seal implies ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(seal has a similar meaning as ...) make tight; secure against leakage

"seal the windows"

Definition 13: affix a seal to - [verb of contact]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seal the letter

(seal is a kind of ...) attach to

"affix the seal here"

Definition 14: make tight; secure against leakage - [verb of contact]

Samples where seal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seal the windows

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

(... is a kind of seal ) seal again

"reseal the bottle after using the medicine"

(... is a kind of seal ) make watertight

"Waterproof the coat"

(... is a kind of seal ) seal with caulking

"caulk the window"

(... is a kind of seal ) seal with packing

"pack the faucet"

(seal has a similar meaning as ...) close with or as if with a seal

"She sealed the letter with hot wax"

Definition 15: cover with varnish - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for seal in the sense of this definition

(seal is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of seal ) cover with shellac

"She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"

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