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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seal  \Seal\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sealed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Skaling}.]  [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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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 
  letter. 
 
  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''. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
  Stansbury 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sealed 
  adj  1:  established  irrevocably;  "his  fate  is  sealed"  [syn:  {certain}] 
  [ant:  {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:  (Australia)  having  been  paved 
  6:  covered  with  a  waterproof  coating;  "a  sealed  driveway" 
  7:  (of  walls)  covered  with  a  coat  of  plaster  [syn:  {plastered}] 
  8:  closed  so  tightly  as  to  be  airtight  or  watertight 




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