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Definition of "seal" []

  • A die or signet having a raised or incised emblem used to stamp an impression on a receptive substance such as wax or lead. (noun)
  • The impression so made. (noun)
  • The design or emblem itself, belonging exclusively to the user: a monarch's seal. (noun)
  • A small disk or wafer of wax, lead, or paper bearing such an imprint and affixed to a document to prove authenticity or to secure it. (noun)
  • Something, such as a commercial hallmark, that authenticates, confirms, or attests. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seal" in a sentence
  • "God's law, has placed the seal of _death_ upon every living human body in the world; and sin has stamped the _seal of death_ upon every unsaved soul in hell."
  • "_seal_, and the delivery of this seal was a sign of confidence; and as a ceremony in marriage, its signification is, that the wife is admitted to the husband's counsels."
  • "For that reason, a suitable dressing that can hold the seal is a crucial element of the system."