SEAL

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seal \Seal\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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. --Gwilt.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seal \Seal\, noun [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}, noun, and cf. {Sigil}.]

1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.

2. Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal.

Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud. --Shak.

3. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.

4. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance. "Under the seal of silence." --Milton.

Like a red seal is the setting sun On the good and the evil men have done. --Longfellow.

5. An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.

{Great seal}. See under {Great}.

{Privy seal}. See under {Privy}, adjective

{Seal lock}, a lock in which the keyhole is covered by a seal in such a way that the lock can not be opened without rupturing the seal.

{Seal manual}. See under {Manual}, adjective

{Seal ring}, a ring having a seal engraved on it, or ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seal \Seal\ (s[=e]l), noun [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. sael, Sw. sj[aum]l, Icel. selr.] (Zool.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocidae} and {Otariidae}.

Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as {sea lion}, {sea leopard}, {sea bear}, or {ursine seal}, {fur seal}, and {sea elephant}. The bearded seal ({Erignathus barbatus}), the hooded seal ({Cystophora cristata}), and the ringed seal ({Phoca foetida}), are northern species. See also {Eared seal}, {Harp seal}, {Monk seal}, and {Fur seal}, under {Eared}, {Harp}, {Monk}, and {Fur}. Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant.

{Harbor seal} (Zool.), the common seal ({Phoca vitulina}). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also {marbled seal}, {native seal}, {river seal}, {bay seal}, {land seal}, {sea calf}, {sea cat}, {sea dog}, {dotard}, {ranger}, {selchie}, {tangfish}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seal \Seal\, verb (used without an object) To affix one's seal, or a seal. [Obs.]

I will seal unto this bond. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

seal

noun

1: fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters [syn: {sealing wax}, {seal}]

2: a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents [syn: {seal}, {stamp}]

3: the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal" [syn: {seal}, {sealskin}]

4: a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land" [syn: {Navy SEAL}, {SEAL}]

5: a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"

6: an indication of approved or superior status [syn: {cachet}, {seal}, {seal of approval}]

7: a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture

8: fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

9: any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions

verb

1: make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows" [syn: {seal}, {seal off}]

2: close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax" [ant: {unseal}]

3: decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms"

4: affix a seal to; "seal the letter"

5: cover with varnish [syn: {varnish}, {seal}]

6: hunt seals

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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