Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun seal

9 senses of seal

Sense 1
sealing wax, seal -- (fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 2
seal, stamp -- (a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents)
       => device -- (any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery))

Sense 3
seal, sealskin -- (the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal")
       => fur, pelt -- (the dressed hairy coat of a mammal)

Sense 4
Navy SEAL, SEAL -- (a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land")
       => bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy -- (a serviceman in the navy)

Sense 5
seal -- (a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal")
       => stamp, impression -- (a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope")

Sense 6
cachet, seal, seal of approval -- (an indication of approved or superior status)
       => award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels -- (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery")

Sense 7
seal -- (a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture)
       => coating, coat -- (a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint")

Sense 8
seal -- (fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 9
seal -- (any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions)
       => pinniped mammal, pinniped, pinnatiped -- (aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers)

Antonyms of verb seal

1 of 6 senses of seal

Sense 2
seal -- (close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax")
       Antonym of unseal (Sense 1)
      => unseal -- (break the seal of; "He unsealed the letter")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb seal

6 senses of seal

Sense 1
seal, seal off -- (make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows")
       => close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 2
seal -- (close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax")
       => close, fill up -- (fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?")

Sense 3
seal -- (decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 4
seal -- (affix a seal to; "seal the letter")
       => affix, stick on -- (attach to; "affix the seal here")

Sense 5
varnish, seal -- (cover with varnish)
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

Sense 6
seal -- (hunt seals)
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

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