Definition of Seel

1. Verb. Sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons.

Category relationships: Falconry
Generic synonyms: Blind



Definition of Seel

1. v. t. To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.

2. v. i. To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea.

3. n. The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

4. n. Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel".

Definition of Seel

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Good; fortunate; opportune; happy. ¹

2. Noun. (UK dialectal) Good fortune; happiness; bliss. ¹

3. Noun. (UK dialectal) Opportunity; time; season. ¹

4. Verb. To sew together the eyes of a young hawk. A term from falconry ¹

5. Verb. To blind ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seel

1. to stitch closed the eyes of, as a falcon during training [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Seel

1. 1. To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. "Fools climbs to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling." (J. Reading) 2. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind. "Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day." (Shak) "Gold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel." (Chapman) See:led; Seeling] [F.siller, ciller, fr. Cil an eyelash, L. Cilium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seel

seek-no-furthers
seek and ye shall find
seek out
seek time
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seeker
seekers
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seeketh
seeking
seeks
seeksorrow
seeksorrows
seel (current term)
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seem
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seem like a good idea at the time
seeme
seemed

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