Seal may refer to:


* Seal (contract law), a legal formality for contracts and other instruments
* Seal (device), an official stamp or symbol used as a means of authentication
* Seal (Chinese), a stamp used in East Asia as a form of a signature
* Cylinder seal, an engraved cylinder used to roll an impression onto a flat surface, such as clay
* Record sealing, the practice of sealing or destroying court records


*Pinniped, a diverse group of semi-aquatic marine mammals many of which are commonly called seal
**Earless seal (True seals)
**Eared seal
***Fur seal
***sea lion

Naval and scouting

*United States Navy SEALs, the Special Operations Forces of the American Navy
*USS Seal, two American submarines.
*HMS Seal, two Royal Navy ships and one submarine.
*SEALA, a training course for Sea Scouts.


*Seal (musician) (born 1963), UK-born soul singer-songwriter.
**"Seal (1991 album)".
**"Seal (1994 album)".
**"Seal (2003 album)".
*Barry Seal (1939 - 1986), a drug smuggler and CIA informant
*Brajendra Nath Seal (1864 - 1938), an Indian humanist philosopher and educator
*David Seal (born 1972), Australian soccer player
*Jaynie Seal (born 1973), an Australian television presenter
*Jimmy Seal (born 1950), an English footballer
*Manuel Seal, Jr., an American songwriter-producer
*Tong Seal (born 1346 AD), legendary Burmese ruler
*Lou Seal, the mascot of the San Francisco Giants baseball team


* Seal, Kent, a village in England.
* Seals, Georgia, in America.


*Seal of the Prophets, a title given to the prophet, Muhammad.

cience and Technology

* Seal (mechanical), a device preventing leaks where two systems join.
* SEAL (cipher), a cryptographic algorithm.
* SEAL GUI, an open source interface for DOS.
* Digital Signature And Electronic Authentication Law known as "SEAL", a bill that sought to update banking regulations in America.

ee also

* Sealing (disambiguation)
* Seale (disambiguation)
* Seals (disambiguation)

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  • seal — 1 n [Old French seel, from Latin sigillum, from diminutive of signum mark, sign]: a device (as an emblem, symbol, or word) used to identify or replace a signature and to authenticate (as at common law) written matter see also contract under seal… …   Law dictionary

  • seal — seal1 [sēl] n. [ME seel < OFr < L sigillum, a seal, mark, dim. of signum: see SIGN] 1. a design, initial, or other device placed on a letter, document, etc., as a mark of genuineness or authenticity: letters were, esp. formerly, closed with …   English World dictionary

  • Seal — auf der Berlinale 2008 Seal (* 19. Februar 1963 in London, als Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) ist ein britischer Sänger nigerianischer und brasilianischer Abstammung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seal — (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seal — Seal, n. [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}, n., and cf. {Sigil}.] 1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seal — • The use of a seal by men of wealth and position was common before the Christian era. It was natural then that high functionaries of the Church should adopt the habit as soon as they became socially and politically important Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SEAL — oder SEAL ist die Bezeichnung für: einen englischen Sänger, siehe Seal eine grafische Benutzeroberfläche für DOS. Siehe SEAL (Computer) eine Sound Bibliothek für verschiedene Plattformen (Synthetic Audio Library) ein britisches U Boot, das von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seal — 〈[ si:l] m. 6; kurz für〉 Sealskin (1) [engl., „Robbe“; → Seehund] * * * Seal [zi:l , auch: si:l], der od. das; s, s [engl. seal = Robbe]: 1. a) Fell bestimmter Robbenarten; b) aus Seal (1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • seal — Ⅰ. seal [1] ► NOUN 1) a device or substance used to join two things together or make something impervious. 2) a piece of wax or lead with an individual design stamped into it, attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity. 3) a… …   English terms dictionary

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