- a small amount of water held by a trap to exclude foul gases from a sewer or the like.
- the depth of the part of the water that actually excludes the gases.
verb (used with object)
- to close hermetically: to seal off a jar.
- to block (an entrance, area, etc.) completely so as to prevent escape or entrance: The police sealed off the area after the bomb threat was received.
Words nearby seal
Idioms for seal
Origin of seal1
OTHER WORDS FROM sealseal·a·ble, adjectivere·seal·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sealceiling sealing
Definition for sealed (2 of 3)
noun, plural seals, (especially collectively for 1) seal.
verb (used without object)
Origin of seal2
OTHER WORDS FROM sealseal·like, adjective
Definition for sealed (3 of 3)
verb (used with object) Falconry.
Examples from the Web for sealed
The court papers are sealed, but the couple has made it clear they want to be relieved of their parental responsibilities.
That means that Champagne is fermented a second time in the bottle when sealed closed, which naturally produces the bubbles.
These objects, along with dozens more, will be sealed until 2114.
It was he who sealed the cases that we filled, and he refused to do it in my presence in spite of my requests.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her bones stick up from the ground, and water has sealed them with a sparkling calcite coating.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The chiefs fought fiercely, like men who know that their fate is sealed, and are determined to sell their lives dearly.Mark Seaworth|William H.G. Kingston
Some had little piles of silver, or sealed rouleaux, lying beside them.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
He sealed the letter, and laid it aside to be mailed in the morning.The Colonel's Dream|Charles W. Chesnutt
My mouth is sealed from giving you the reasons, which nevertheless render it imperative on me to decline your generous offer.'Henrietta Temple|Benjamin Disraeli
It was the League formed against Banfy signed and sealed by the Prince.The Golden Age in Transylvania|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for sealed (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sealed (2 of 3)
- to mark with one's sign or seal
- to endorse
Derived forms of sealsealable, adjective
Word Origin for seal
British Dictionary definitions for sealed (3 of 3)
Derived forms of sealseal-like, adjective
Word Origin for seal
Scientific definitions for sealed
Idioms and Phrases with sealed
In addition to the idioms beginning with seal
- seal of approval
- seal off
- seal one's fate
- lips are sealed
- set one's seal on
- signed, sealed and delivered