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Seal vs. Seel

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  • Seal (noun)

    A pinniped (Pinnipedia), particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal.

    "The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled."

  • Seal (noun)

    A bearing representing a creature something like a walrus.

  • Seal (noun)

    A stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax.

  • Seal (noun)

    An impression of such stamp on wax, paper or other material used for sealing.

  • Seal (noun)

    A design or insignia usually associated with an organization or an official role.

    "The front of the podium bore the presidential seal."

  • Seal (noun)

    Anything that secures or authenticates.

  • Seal (noun)

    Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design.

    "The result was declared invalid, as the seal on the meter had been broken."

  • Seal (noun)

    Confirmation or an indication of confirmation.

    "Her clothes always had her mom's seal of approval."

  • Seal (noun)

    Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.

    "The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced."

  • Seal (noun)

    A tight closure, secure against leakage.

    "Close the lid tightly to get a good seal."

  • Seal (noun)

    A chakra.

  • Seal (verb)

    To hunt seals.

    "They're organizing a protest against sealing."

  • Seal (verb)

    To place a seal on (a document).

  • Seal (verb)

    To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality.

    "to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware"

  • Seal (verb)

    To fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage.

    "The cover is sealed. If anyone tries to open it, we'll know about it."

  • Seal (verb)

    To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).

    "The border has been sealed until the fugitives are found."

  • Seal (verb)

    To close securely to prevent leakage.

    "I've sealed the bottle to keep the contents fresh."

  • Seal (verb)

    To place in a sealed container.

    "I've sealed the documents in this envelope."

  • Seal (verb)

    To place a notation of one's next move in a sealed envelope to be opened after an adjournment.

    "After thinking for half an hour, the champion sealed his move."

  • Seal (verb)

    To guarantee.

    "The last-minute goal sealed United's win."

  • Seal (verb)

    To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement or plaster, etc.

  • Seal (verb)

    To close by means of a seal.

    "to seal a drainpipe with water"

  • Seal (verb)

    To confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.

  • Seal (verb)

    To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.

  • Seel (adjective)

    Good; fortunate; opportune; happy.

  • Seel (noun)

    Good fortune; happiness; bliss.

  • Seel (noun)

    Opportunity; time; season.

    "the seel of the day"

  • Seel (noun)

    The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

  • Seel (verb)

    To sew together the eyes of a young hawk.

  • Seel (verb)

    To blind.

  • Seel (verb)

    To roll on the waves in a storm.

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  • Seal (noun)

    Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidæ and Otariidæ.

  • Seal (noun)

    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.

  • Seal (noun)

    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.

  • Seal (noun)

    That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.

  • Seal (noun)

    That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.

  • Seal (noun)

    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.

  • Seal

    To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.

  • Seal

    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.

  • Seal

    To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.

  • Seal

    Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.

  • Seal

    To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.

  • Seal

    To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.

  • Seal

    Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.

  • Seal (verb)

    To affix one's seal, or a seal.

  • Seel

    To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.

  • Seel

    Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.

  • Seel (verb)

    To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea.

  • Seel (noun)

    The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

  • Seel (noun)

    Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel".

  • Seel (noun)

    Time; season; as, hay seel.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Seal (noun)

    fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters

  • Seal (noun)

    a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

  • Seal (noun)

    the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal;

    "a coat of seal"

  • Seal (noun)

    a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare;

    "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"

  • Seal (noun)

    a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it);

    "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"

  • Seal (noun)

    an indication of approved or superior status

  • Seal (noun)

    a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture

  • Seal (noun)

    fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

  • Seal (noun)

    any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions

  • Seal (verb)

    close with or as if with a seal;

    "She sealed the letter with hot wax"

  • Seal (verb)

    make tight; secure against leakage;

    "seal the windows"

  • Seal (verb)

    decide irrevocably;

    "sealing dooms"

  • Seal (verb)

    affix a seal to;

    "seal the letter"

  • Seal (verb)

    cover with varnish

  • Seal (verb)

    hunt seals

  • Seel (verb)

    sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons

Princeton's WordNet
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