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We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
William Gurnall

Meaning of "seal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEAL

Seel, from Old French, from Latin sigillum little figure, from signum a sign.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEAL

seal  [siːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Seal is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb seal in English.

WHAT DOES SEAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Seal

Seal commonly refers to: ▪ Pinniped, a diverse group of semi-aquatic marine mammals many of which are commonly called seals ▪ Seal, an emblem used as a means of authentication; both an impression in paper, wax, clay or other medium, and the device used ▪ Seal, a device which helps prevent leakage, contain pressure, or exclude contamination where two systems join Seal may also refer to...

Definition of seal in the English dictionary

The first definition of seal in the dictionary is a device impressed on a piece of wax, moist clay, etc, fixed to a letter, document, etc, as a mark of authentication. Other definition of seal is a stamp, ring, etc, engraved with a device to form such an impression. Seal is also a substance, esp wax, so placed over an envelope, document, etc, that it must be broken before the object can be opened or used.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SEAL

PRESENT

Present
I seal
you seal
he/she/it seals
we seal
you seal
they seal
Present continuous
I am sealing
you are sealing
he/she/it is sealing
we are sealing
you are sealing
they are sealing
Present perfect
I have sealed
you have sealed
he/she/it has sealed
we have sealed
you have sealed
they have sealed
Present perfect continuous
I have been sealing
you have been sealing
he/she/it has been sealing
we have been sealing
you have been sealing
they have been sealing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sealed
you sealed
he/she/it sealed
we sealed
you sealed
they sealed
Past continuous
I was sealing
you were sealing
he/she/it was sealing
we were sealing
you were sealing
they were sealing
Past perfect
I had sealed
you had sealed
he/she/it had sealed
we had sealed
you had sealed
they had sealed
Past perfect continuous
I had been sealing
you had been sealing
he/she/it had been sealing
we had been sealing
you had been sealing
they had been sealing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will seal
you will seal
he/she/it will seal
we will seal
you will seal
they will seal
Future continuous
I will be sealing
you will be sealing
he/she/it will be sealing
we will be sealing
you will be sealing
they will be sealing
Future perfect
I will have sealed
you will have sealed
he/she/it will have sealed
we will have sealed
you will have sealed
they will have sealed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sealing
you will have been sealing
he/she/it will have been sealing
we will have been sealing
you will have been sealing
they will have been sealing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would seal
you would seal
he/she/it would seal
we would seal
you would seal
they would seal
Conditional continuous
I would be sealing
you would be sealing
he/she/it would be sealing
we would be sealing
you would be sealing
they would be sealing
Conditional perfect
I would have seal
you would have seal
he/she/it would have seal
we would have seal
you would have seal
they would have seal
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sealing
you would have been sealing
he/she/it would have been sealing
we would have been sealing
you would have been sealing
they would have been sealing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you seal
we let´s seal
you seal
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to seal
Past participle
sealed
Present Participle
sealing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEAL


appeal
əˈpiːl
automobile
ˈɔːtəməˌbiːl
deal
diːl
feel
fiːl
heal
hiːl
heel
hiːl
hele
hiːl
he´ll
hiːl
meal
miːl
Neill
niːl
peel
piːl
reel
riːl
reveal
rɪˈviːl
spiel
ʃpiːl
steal
stiːl
steel
stiːl
teal
tiːl
teil
tiːl
we´ll
wiːl
wheel
wiːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEAL

seakale beet
seal brown
seal cull
seal of confession
seal ring
seal-like
seal-point
sealable
sealant
sealed
sealed book
sealed move
sealed orders
sealed road
sealed unit
sealed-beam
sealed-beam headlight
sealer
sealeries
sealery

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEAL

areal
big deal
cereal
Ciudad Real
conceal
cut a deal
ethereal
for real
ideal
leal
lineal
loreal
Montreal
oatmeal
ordeal
real
surreal
the real
unreal
zeal

Synonyms and antonyms of seal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «seal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of seal

Translation of «seal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEAL

Find out the translation of seal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of seal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «seal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海豹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

foca
570 millions of speakers

English

seal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فُقْمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тюлень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

foca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phoque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meterai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seehund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アザラシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다표범
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hải cẩu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முத்திரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिक्का
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fok balığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

foca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

foka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тюлень
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

focă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φώκια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seël
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

säl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of seal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEAL»

The term «seal» is very widely used and occupies the 4.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «seal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «seal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about seal

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10 QUOTES WITH «SEAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word seal.
1
Randy Bachman
To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole.
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Sean Brady
The inviolability of the seal of confession is so fundamental to the very nature of the sacrament that any proposal which undermines that inviolability is a challenge to the rights of every Catholic to freedom of religion and conscience.
3
Brooke Burns
I swim all the time at night - I've always been a water girl. It's a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I've done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, 'That's it.'
4
Mike deGruy
If you ever really want to get away from it all and see something that you have never seen, and have an excellent chance of seeing something no one has ever seen, get in a sub. You climb in, seal the hatch, turn on a little oxygen, turn on the scrubber, which removes the CO2 in the air you breathe, and they chuck you overboard. Down you go.
5
Norm Dicks
This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
6
Gloria Estefan
We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
7
Marsilio Ficino
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning.
8
Thomas Goodwin
Let us search into the records of Holy Writ, if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser, though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ, in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they.
9
Angelina Grimke
The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
10
William Gurnall
We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEAL»

Discover the use of seal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to seal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that ...
In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves ...
Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer, 2012
2
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of ...
Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman.
Eric Blehm, 2012
3
Service: A Navy SEAL at War
In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province.
Marcus Luttrell, 2012
4
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet. Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life.
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, 2011
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SEAL of God
Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ...
Chad Williams, 2012
6
SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any ...
Don’t be a target. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds with the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without. BE A SURVIVOR, NOT A STATISTIC!
Cade Courtley, 2012
7
The Sign And The Seal
After nine years investigating the exact location of the ultimate religious icon, the Ark of the Covenant, British researcher and investigative journalist Graham Hancock reveals his status-quo shattering discoveries.
Graham Hancock, 2011
8
The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and ...
Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.
Brandon Webb, John David Mann, 2012
9
SEAL!: From Vietnam's PHOENIX Program to Central America's ...
Documenting twenty-six years with the Navy's most elite special force, Lt. Commander Michael J. Walsh's harrowing story includes five tours of Vietnam--one in the top-secret Phoenix program--and combat assignments in Lebanon and drug ...
Michael J. Walsh, 1994
10
Behavior and Ecology of the Northern Fur Seal
Covering the behavior and ecology of the northern fur seal, this book is a model long-term study of marine mammals, one that tests theory through both observation of undisturbed behavior and manipulative experiments on individuals.
Roger L. Gentry, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term seal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Seal Or Sea Lion Pup Abducted From Los Angeles Beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal's cuteness — they ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
2
'American Sniper' trial: Taya Kyle, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris …
STEPHENVILLE, Tex. — The widow of the Navy SEAL veteran who inspired the recent blockbuster movie “American Sniper” on Wednesday tearfully recalled ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
3
Texas honors retired SEAL depicted in "American Sniper"
AUSTIN, Texas - Two years after Chris Kyle's death, and days before the man accused of killing him goes to trial, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the ... «CBS News, Feb 15»
4
Navy SEAL: 'American Sniper' Criticisms Serve to Honor Heroes
At least one Navy SEAL leader says ongoing criticism leveled at the blockbuster film "American Sniper" is only serving to honor the work of brave fighters, ... «Newsmax.com, Jan 15»
5
Chris Kyle's Widow Reflects On Navy SEAL's Legacy
HANNITY: Welcome back to a special edition of "Hannity." That was a clip from "American Sniper." Now, Chris Kyle's wife, Taya, spent a lot of time with both ... «Fox News, Jan 15»
6
Chapter 11 for Wet Seal as Tastes Change
The latest victim of changing teenage tastes and lifestyles, the mall-based retailer Wet Seal, said on Friday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, ... «New York Times, Jan 15»
7
Wet Seal Workers Reveal Ominous Signs The Company Was …
Teenage-apparel retailer Wet Seal, which is rumored to be filing for bankruptcy, is allegedly closing stores without warning. Displaced workers have responded ... «Business Insider, Jan 15»
8
Former Navy SEAL Went Public on bin Laden Raid After Meeting 9 …
The former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden said Friday that he was inspired to reveal his secret after meeting with the ... «TIME, Nov 14»
9
I shot Osama a third time — for good luck: Navy SEAL
“I thought I'd give him a third shot for good luck,” heroic Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill told rapt 9/11 family members of the bullets he boasts of firing into Osama bin ... «New York Post, Nov 14»
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The Man Who Says He Shot Bin Laden Explains The Hardest Part …
As a SEAL, he has repeatedly had to embark on highly risky missions that forced him to operate under nearly unbearable levels of pressure. These are the kinds ... «Business Insider, Nov 14»

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