The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for Sealing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [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
        [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".
        [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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of treating something to make it repel water [syn:
           waterproofing, sealing]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229