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Is seal a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word seal is a Scrabble US word. The word seal is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

S1E1A1L1

Is seal a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word seal is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

S1E1A1L1

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Yes. The word seal is a Words With Friends word. The word seal is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Seal

You can make 25 words from 'seal' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'seal'

ALES 4LASE 4
LEAS 4SALE 4
SEAL 4SLAE 4

3 letters words from 'seal'

ALE 3ALS 3
EAS 3ELS 3
LAS 3LEA 3
LES 3SAE 3
SAL 3SEA 3
SEL 3 

2 letters words from 'seal'

AE 2AL 2
AS 2EA 2
EL 2ES 2
LA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of seal

seal esal sael asel easl aesl sela esla slea lsea elsa lesa sale asle slae lsae alse lase eals aels elas leas ales laes

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word seal. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in seal.

Definitions and meaning of seal

seal

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sēl, IPA(key): /siːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl
  • Homophones: SEAL, ceil

Etymology 1

From Middle English sele, from an inflectional form of Old English seolh, from Proto-West Germanic *selh, from Proto-Germanic *selhaz (compare North Frisian selich, Middle Dutch seel, zēle, Old High German selah, Danish sæl, Middle Low German sale), either from Proto-Indo-European *selk- (to pull) (compare dialectal English sullow (plough)) or from early Proto-Finnic *šülkeš (later *hülgeh, compare dialectal Finnish hylki, standard hylje, Estonian hüljes).

Noun

seal (plural seals)

  1. A pinniped (Pinnipedia), particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal.
  2. (heraldry) A bearing representing a creature something like a walrus.
Hyponyms
  • See also Thesaurus:pinniped
Derived terms
Related terms
  • vent
Descendants
  • Sotho: sili
  • Swahili: sili
Translations

Verb

seal (third-person singular simple present seals, present participle sealing, simple past and past participle sealed)

  1. (intransitive) To hunt seals.
Translations

See also

  • clapmatch
  • dolphin
  • sea lion
  • selkie
  • walrus

Further reading

  • Pinniped on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English sele, from Anglo-Norman sëel, from Latin sigillum, a diminutive of signum (sign)

Doublet of sigil and sigillum.

Noun

seal (plural seals)

  1. A stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 11:
      She [Nature] carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby
      Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die.
  2. An impression of such stamp on wax, paper or other material used for sealing.
  3. A design or insignia usually associated with an organization or an official role.
  4. Anything that secures or authenticates.
  5. Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design.
  6. (figuratively) Confirmation or approval, or an indication of this.
  7. Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.
  8. A tight closure, secure against leakage.
  9. A chakra. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Derived terms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Scottish Gaelic: seula
Translations

Verb

seal (third-person singular simple present seals, present participle sealing, simple past and past participle sealed)

  1. (transitive) To place a seal on (a document).
  2. To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality.
  3. (transitive) To fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage.
  4. (transitive) To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).
    Synonyms: block, block off, close, close off, obstruct, seal off
  5. (transitive) To close securely to prevent leakage.
  6. (transitive) To place in a sealed container.
    Synonym: enclose
  7. (transitive, chess) To place a notation of one's next move in a sealed envelope to be opened after an adjournment.
  8. (transitive) To guarantee.
  9. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement or plaster, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)
  10. To close by means of a seal.
  11. (Mormonism) To confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • stamp

Further reading

  • Seal (device) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

From Middle English *selen (suggested by Middle English sele (harness; hame)), perhaps from Old English sǣlan (to bind).

Verb

seal (third-person singular simple present seals, present participle sealing, simple past and past participle sealed)

  1. (dialectal) To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.

Anagrams

  • ASLE, ELAS, Elsa, LAEs, LEAs, Sale, Salé, Sela, aels, ales, lase, leas, sale, sela

Estonian

Pronoun

seal

  1. there

Etymology

Demonstrative pronoun from pronoun see ("this", "it"). "Seal" is an adessive form of Uralic root *sikä. Compare to Finnish siellä ("siel" in spoken language)

Noun

seal

  1. adessive case of siga.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish sel, from Proto-Celtic *swelo- (turn), possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃalˠ/

Noun

seal m (genitive singular seala, nominative plural sealanna)

  1. a turn (chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others)

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “sel”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “seal” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.
  • “seal” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 625.
  • "seal" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

West Frisian

Etymology 1

From Old Frisian sāl, from Proto-West Germanic *sadul.

Noun

seal n (plural sealen, diminutive sealtsje)

  1. saddle
Further reading
  • “seal (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian *sele, from Proto-West Germanic *sali.

Noun

seal c or n (plural sealen, diminutive sealtsje)

  1. hall
Further reading
  • “seal (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SEAHOUND, the dogfish.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)