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seal1 British & World English

A device or substance that is used to join two things together so as to prevent them coming apart or to prevent anything passing between them

seal2 British & World English

A fish-eating aquatic mammal with a streamlined body and feet developed as flippers, that returns to land to breed or rest

SEAL British & World English

A member of an elite force within the US Navy, specializing in guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency

seal1 English Thesaurus

the seal round the bath has come unstuck

SEAL New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of an elite force within the US Navy

seal British & World English

A member of an elite force within the US Navy, specializing in guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency

Seal in SEAL British & World English

A member of an elite force within the US Navy, specializing in guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency

fur seal British & World English

A gregarious eared seal that frequents the coasts of the Pacific and southern oceans, the male of which is substantially larger than the female. The thick fur on the underside is used commercially as sealskin

grey seal British & World English

A large seal with a spotted greyish coat and a convex profile, found commonly in the North Atlantic

harp seal British & World English

A slender North Atlantic seal that typically has a dark harp-shaped mark on its grey back

heat seal British & World English

Fasten or close securely by applying heat to melt or glue an opening

monk seal British & World English

A seal with a dark back and pale underside, occurring in warm waters of the northern hemisphere

Ross seal British & World English

A small Antarctic seal with a short muzzle and large eyes, breeding on the pack ice

seal ring British & World English

A finger ring with a seal for impressing sealing wax

seal-top British & World English

(Of a spoon) having a flat design resembling an embossed seal at the end of its handle

tar-seal British & World English

Surface (a road) with tar or tarmacadam

common seal1 British & World English

A seal with a mottled grey-brown coat and a concave profile, found along North Atlantic and North Pacific coasts

common seal2 British & World English

An official seal of a corporate body

Great Seal British & World English

A seal used for the authentication of state documents of the highest importance. That of the UK is held by the Lord Chancellor and that of the US by the Secretary of State

hooded seal British & World English

A seal with a grey and white blotched coat, found in the Arctic waters of the North Atlantic. The male has a nasal sac that is inflated into a hood during display

leaden seal British & World English

A seal made of lead, used especially for papal documents

privy seal British & World English

(In the UK) a seal affixed to state documents

ringed seal British & World English

A seal of arctic and subarctic waters, which has pale ring-shaped markings on the back and sides and a short muzzle

Seal Beach British & World English

A city in southwestern California, southeast of Long Beach; population 24,127 (est. 2008)

Atlantic seal British & World English

Another term for grey seal.

cylinder seal British & World English

A small barrel-shaped stone object with a hole down the centre and bearing an incised design or cuneiform inscription, originally for rolling on clay when soft to indicate ownership or authenticate a document, used chiefly in Mesopotamia from the late 4th to the 1st millennium bc

elephant seal British & World English

A large seal that breeds on the west coast of North America and the islands around Antarctica. The male is much larger than the female and has a very thick neck and an inflatable snout

harbour seal British & World English

North American term for common seal.

leopard seal British & World English

A large grey Antarctic seal which has leopard-like spots and preys on penguins and other seals

Solomon's seal British & World English

A figure like the Star of David

Weddell seal British & World English

A large mottled grey seal with a small head, ranging farther south than any other seal and breeding on the fast ice of Antarctica

crabeater seal British & World English

A slender grey Antarctic seal which lives on the pack ice, feeding mainly on krill

seal of approval British & World English

An official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably

seal someone's fate British & World English

Make it inevitable that something unpleasant will happen to someone

Lord Privy Seal British & World English

(In the UK) a senior cabinet minister without specified official duties

put the seal on British & World English

Finally confirm or conclude; give final authorization to

set one's seal to British & World English

Mark with one’s distinctive character

Lord Privy Seal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

senior cabinet minister without specified official duties

seal something in in seal1 British & World English

Prevent something from escaping by closing a container or opening

seal something off in seal1 British & World English

Isolate an area by preventing or monitoring access to and from it

the sealthe seal of confession in seal1 British & World English

The obligation on a priest not to divulge anything said during confession

reseal British & World English

Seal (something) again

the seal in seal1 British & World English

The obligation on a priest not to divulge anything said during confession

sealskin British & World English

The skin or prepared fur of a seal, especially when made into a garment


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