Seal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sealed p. pr. & vb. n. Sealing.]
1. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
And with my hand I seal my true heart's love. --Shak.
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.
3. To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.
4. Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.
Seal up your lips, and give no words but =\“mum”.\= --Shak.
5. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.
6. To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.
7. Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife. [Utah, U.S.]
If a man once married desires a second helpmate . . . she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of the church. --H. Stansbury.
adj 1: established irrevocably; "his fate is sealed" [syn: certain]
2: closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "my lips are
sealed"; "the package is still sealed"; "the premises are
sealed" [ant: unsealed]
3: undisclosed for the time being; "sealed orders"; "a sealed
move in chess"
4: determined irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"
5: having been paved
6: covered with a waterproof coating; "a sealed driveway"
7: (of walls) covered with a coat of plaster [syn: plastered]
8: closed so tightly as to be airtight or watertight