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Noun seal has 9 senses
  1. sealing wax, seal - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    --1 is a kind of fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --1 has substances: lac
    Derived form: verb seal4
  2. seal, stamp - a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    --2 is a kind of device
    --2 has particulars:
     bulla; cachet; great seal; handstamp, rubber stamp; signet
    Derived forms: verb seal4, verb seal1
  3. seal, sealskin - the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal"
    --3 is a kind of fur, pelt
    Derived form: verb seal6
  4. Navy SEAL, SEAL - a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
    --4 is a kind of bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy
    --4 is a member of Naval Special Warfare, NSW
  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"
    --5 is a kind of
    stamp, impression
    Derived forms: verb seal4, verb seal1
  6. cachet, seal, seal of approval - an indication of approved or superior status
    --6 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    Derived form: verb seal3
  7. seal - a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
    --7 is a kind of
    coating, coat
    --7 has particulars: undercoat, underseal
    Derived form: verb seal5
  8. seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
    --8 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --8 has particulars: break seal; gasket; piston ring; washer
    Derived form: verb seal2
  9. seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
    --9 is a kind of
    pinniped mammal, pinniped, pinnatiped
    --9 has particulars:
     crabeater seal, crab-eating seal; eared seal; earless seal, true seal, hair seal
    Derived form: verb seal6
Verb seal has 6 senses
  1. seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
    --1 is one way to
    close, fill up
    Antonyms: unseal
    Derived forms: noun seal5, noun seal2, noun sealant1, noun sealer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. seal, seal off - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
    --2 is one way to close, shut
    Derived forms: noun seal8, noun sealant1, noun sealer1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to seal the doors
  3. seal - decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms"
    --3 is one way to
    decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived form: noun seal6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. seal - affix a seal to; "seal the letter"
    --4 is one way to
    affix, stick on
    Derived forms: noun seal5, noun seal2, noun seal1, noun sealer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. varnish, seal - cover with varnish
    --5 is one way to coat, surface
    Derived forms: noun seal7, noun sealant1, noun sealer1, noun sealing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. seal - hunt seals
    --6 is one way to
    hunt, run, hunt down, track down
    Derived forms: noun seal9, noun seal3
    Sample sentence:
    In the summer they like to go out and seal
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