The definition of a seal is a design pressed into wax or a marine mammal that lives and swims in cold waters.(noun)
Seal is defined as to close something shut.(verb)
An example of seal is to lick an envelope and close it.
See seal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME seel < OFr < L sigillum, a seal, mark, dim. of signum: see sign
Origin: ME selen < OFr seeler < the n.
Origin: ME sele < OE seolh, akin to OHG selah, prob. < IE base *swelk-, to pull, draw (with reference to the seal's labored movements on land) > L sulcus, furrow
See seal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French seel
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *sigellum
Origin: , from Latin sigillum
Origin: , diminutive of signum, sign, seal; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English sele
Origin: , from Old English seolh.
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