seal noun

1 animal

QUANT. colony A colony of seals lay basking in the sun.

VERB + SEAL cull Environmentalists claim there is no reason to cull seals.

SEAL + VERB bark

SEAL + NOUN pup | cull

2 for a document

ADJ. wax an official-looking letter with a wax seal

VERB + SEAL break He broke the seal, and opened the envelope.

PHRASES a seal of approval Her report was given the seal of approval by senior management.