- Falconry to sew together the eyelids of (a young hawk)
- to close (the eyes)
- to blind
Origin: L Middle English silen from Old French ciller from cil from Classical Latin cilium, lower eyelid
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transitive verb seeled, seel·ing, seels
Origin: Middle English silen, from Old French cillier, from Medieval Latin ciliāre, from Latin cilium, lower eyelid; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.