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