seal

seal
I. seal seal 1 [siːl] noun [countable]
a mark that has a special design and shows the legal or official authority of a person or organization:

• the Presidential seal

ˌcommon ˈseal LAW
a mark pressed into the paper of formal company documents:

• A common seal may still be used to execute a document.

ˌcompany ˈseal
a mark containing the name of a company that is pressed into the paper used by the company for formal or official documents
  [m0] II. seal seal 2 verb
seal a deal/​agreement/​promise etc COMMERCE to do something that makes a deal, agreement etc formal and definite:

• A handshake sealed the deal.

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Ⅰ.
seal UK US /siːl/ noun [C]
an official mark on a document, sometimes made with wax, that shows that it is legal or has been officially approved: »

The documents were marked with the official seal.

a thin piece of paper or plastic that covers the opening of a container and has to be broken before the contents can be used: »

The seal on the bottle was broken.

something fixed around the edge of an opening to prevent liquid or gas flowing through it: »

A video showed cracked seals and leaking water inside the coal mine.

under seal — Cf. under seal
See also COMPANY SEAL(Cf. ↑company seal)
Ⅱ.
seal UK US /siːl/ verb [T]
to make an agreement more certain or to approve it formally: seal sth with sth »

The loans are typically sealed with handshakes.

to close an entrance or container so that nothing can enter or leave it: »

The doors are sealed.

to cover a surface with a special liquid in order to protect it: seal sth with sth »

The office floors were sealed with varnish.

to close a letter or parcel by sticking the edges together: seal down sth »

Seal down the envelope.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • seal — 1 n [Old French seel, from Latin sigillum, from diminutive of signum mark, sign]: a device (as an emblem, symbol, or word) used to identify or replace a signature and to authenticate (as at common law) written matter see also contract under seal… …   Law dictionary

  • Seal — may refer to:Legal* Seal (contract law), a legal formality for contracts and other instruments * Seal (device), an official stamp or symbol used as a means of authentication * Seal (Chinese), a stamp used in East Asia as a form of a signature *… …   Wikipedia

  • seal — seal1 [sēl] n. [ME seel < OFr < L sigillum, a seal, mark, dim. of signum: see SIGN] 1. a design, initial, or other device placed on a letter, document, etc., as a mark of genuineness or authenticity: letters were, esp. formerly, closed with …   English World dictionary

  • Seal — auf der Berlinale 2008 Seal (* 19. Februar 1963 in London, als Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) ist ein britischer Sänger nigerianischer und brasilianischer Abstammung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seal — (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seal — Seal, n. [OE. seel, OF. seel, F. sceau, fr. L. sigillum a little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum a mark, sign, figure, or image. See {Sign}, n., and cf. {Sigil}.] 1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seal — • The use of a seal by men of wealth and position was common before the Christian era. It was natural then that high functionaries of the Church should adopt the habit as soon as they became socially and politically important Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Seal — Seal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sealing}.] [OE. selen; cf. OF. seeler, seieler, F. sceller, LL. sigillare. See {Seal} a stamp.] 1. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Seal — 〈[ si:l] m. 6; kurz für〉 Sealskin (1) [engl., „Robbe“; → Seehund] * * * Seal [zi:l , auch: si:l], der od. das; s, s [engl. seal = Robbe]: 1. a) Fell bestimmter Robbenarten; b) aus Seal (1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • seal — Ⅰ. seal [1] ► NOUN 1) a device or substance used to join two things together or make something impervious. 2) a piece of wax or lead with an individual design stamped into it, attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity. 3) a… …   English terms dictionary

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