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English noun: seal

1. seal (artifact) fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters


Synonymssealing wax


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Substance holonymlac

2. seal (artifact) a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents


Synonymsstamp


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)bulla, cachet, great seal, handstamp, rubber stamp, signet

3. seal (substance) the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal


SamplesA coat of seal.


Synonymssealskin


Broader (hypernym)fur, pelt

4. SEAL (person) a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare


SamplesSEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land.


SynonymsNavy SEAL


Broader (hypernym)bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy


Member meronymNaval Special Warfare, NSW


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. seal (communication) a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)


SamplesThe warrant bore the sheriff's seal.


Broader (hypernym)impression, stamp

6. seal (communication) an indication of approved or superior status


Synonymscachet, seal of approval


Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

7. seal (artifact) a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture


Broader (hypernym)coat, coating


Narrower (hyponym)undercoat, underseal

8. seal (artifact) fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Narrower (hyponym)break seal, gasket, piston ring, washer

9. seal (animal) any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions


Broader (hypernym)pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal


Narrower (hyponym)crab-eating seal, crabeater seal, eared seal, earless seal, hair seal, true seal


English verb: seal

1. seal (contact) make tight; secure against leakage


SamplesSeal the windows.


ExamplesThey want to seal the doors


Synonymsseal off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, shut


Narrower (hyponym)calk, caulk, pack, reseal, waterproof


Verb groupseal

2. seal (contact) close with or as if with a seal


SamplesShe sealed the letter with hot wax.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, fill up


Entailfasten, fix, secure


Verb groupseal, seal off


Antonymsunseal

3. seal (cognition) decide irrevocably


SamplesSealing dooms.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

4. seal (contact) affix a seal to


SamplesSeal the letter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affix, stick on

5. seal (contact) cover with varnish


Synonymsvarnish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface


Narrower (hyponym)shellac, shellack

6. seal (competition) hunt seals


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and seal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down









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