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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Seal \Seal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sealed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sealing.] [OE. selen; cf. OF. seeler, seieler, F. sceller,
LL. sigillare. See Seal a stamp.]
1. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to
confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
And with my hand I seal my true heart's love.
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
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".
5. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement,
plaster, or the like. --Gwilt.
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. [Utah, U.S.]
If a man once married desires a second helpmate . .
. she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of
the church. --H.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: established irrevocably; "his fate is sealed" [syn:
sealed, certain] [ant: uncertain, unsealed]
2: closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "my lips are
sealed"; "the package is still sealed"; "the premises are
sealed" [ant: unsealed]
3: undisclosed for the time being; "sealed orders"; "a sealed
move in chess"
4: determined irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"
5: having been paved
6: covered with a waterproof coating; "a sealed driveway"
7: (of walls) covered with a coat of plaster [syn: plastered,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "sealed":
able, accepted, acknowledged, admitted, affirmed, agreed, airtight,
allowed, approved, arranged, auricular, authenticated, avowed,
between us, certified, close, compact, compacted, conceded,
confessed, confidential, confirmed, contracted, countersigned,
covenanted, dustproof, dusttight, endorsed, engaged, enigmatic,
esoteric, fast, firm, gasproof, gastight, granted, hermetic,
hermetically sealed, in petto, incalculable, incognizable, inside,
lightproof, lighttight, mysterious, not for publication, notarized,
off the record, oilproof, oiltight, privileged, professed,
promised, puzzling, rainproof, raintight, ratified, received,
recognized, settled, shut fast, signed, smokeproof, smoketight,
snug, stamped, staunch, stipulated, stormproof, stormtight,
strange, sworn and affirmed, sworn to, tight, unapparent,
unapprehended, unascertained, unbeknown, uncharted, unclassified,
under privilege, undertaken, underwritten, undisclosed,
undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulged, unexplained, unexplored,
unexposed, unfamiliar, unfathomed, unheard, unheard-of,
unidentified, uninvestigated, unknowable, unknown, unperceived,
unplumbed, unpublishable, unrevealed, unsuspected, untouched,
validated, virgin, warranted, water-repellant, waterproof,
watertight, windproof, windtight
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