seal [-s] n

OFr < L. sigillum, small picture, engraved figure.

  1. Retainer; protective label that shuts, confines, or secures; marker that fastens something private, secret, sacred, or confidential; fastener for a door or storehouse in the absence of the lord; adhesive substance fixed on a closed door so that one cannot open it without the owner knowing; [fig.] divine barrier on the door into the next life; means of access into the presence of Deity; large stone that blocked the entrance to Christ's tomb (see Matthew 27:60).
  2. Ice; frozen organisms.
  3. Token; emblem; symbol of a covenant; official sign or ring; authoritative mark or signature; signet ring of a monarch for making covenants or finalizing legal documents; mark or name on the forehead of the righteous [allusion to Revelation 7:31, 9:4, 14:1, 22:4.]

seal [-ed] v

OFr seeler.; see seal, n.

  1. Lock; close; secure from outside influences.
  2. Fasten; enclose securely in an envelope; impress wax to close a letter.
  3. Prove; confirm; finalize; complete; establish as fact.
  4. Conceal; hide; protect.

seal [-ed] verbal adj

see seal, v.

  1. Frozen; nipped; frost-bitten.
  2. Royal; authoritative; official.
  3. Nominated; elect; chosen; beloved; promised; covenant; [fig.] marked with the Lord's name on the forehead; having a sign of righteousness; (see Revelation 7:3, 9:4, 14:1, 22:4).
  4. Closed off; impossible to go back through.
  5. Airtight; hermetic; bottled and capped; tightly closed to preserve; [fig.] impervious to outside influences.