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 seal a deed. [1913 Webster]

And with my hand I seal my true heart's love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware. [1913 Webster]

3. To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret. [1913 Webster]

Seal up your lips, and give no words but ``mum''. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

6. To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d {Seal}, 5. [1913 Webster]

7. Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife. [Utah, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

If a man once married desires a second helpmate . . . she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of the church. --H. Stansbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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