set the seal on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of set the seal on

British, formal
:to make (something) final or definite
  • The goal set the seal on their victory.

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

seal play
  1. : any of numerous carnivorous marine mammals (families Phocidae and Otariidae) that live chiefly in cold regions and have limbs modified into webbed flippers adapted primarily to swimming

  2. : the pelt of a fur seal

  3. : leather made from the skin of a seal

  1. : to hunt seals

  1. : something that confirms, ratifies, or makes secure : guarantee, assurance

  2. : a device with a cut or raised emblem, symbol, or word used especially to certify a signature or authenticate a document

  3. : a medallion or ring face bearing such a device incised so that it can be impressed on wax or moist clay

  1. : to confirm or make secure by or as if by a seal

  2. : to solemnize (something, such as a marriage) for eternity by a Mormon rite

  3. : to set or affix an authenticating seal to


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