Sealed vs Swaled - What's the difference?

sealed | swaled |

As verbs the difference between sealed and swaled

is that sealed is (seal) while swaled is (swale).

As an adjective sealed

is closed by a seal.




  • (seal)
  • Adjective

  • Closed by a seal.
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  • Preventing entrance.
  • (computing, object-oriented programming) Not subclassable; from which one cannot inherit.
  • Synonyms

    * (preventing entrance) impermeable

    Derived terms

    * heat-sealed * hermetically sealed * keep one's lips sealed * my lips are sealed * sealed battery * sealed-beam headlight * sealed bearing * sealed bid * sealed book * sealed cabin * sealed crustless sandwich * sealed earth * sealed indictment * sealed instrument * sealed jar technique * Sealed Knot * sealed off, sealed-off * sealed orders * sealed pattern * sealed porter * sealed record * sealed refrigeration compressor * sealed room * sealed round * sealed second-price auction * sealed server * sealed source * sealed system * sealed unit * sealed verdict * * tar-sealed * unsealed


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  • (swale)

  • swale


    Etymology 1

    , from (etyl), "shade", perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to (etyl) svalr


    (en noun)
  • A low tract of moist or marshy land.
  • A long narrow and shallow trough between ridges on a beach, running parallel to the coastline.
  • A shallow troughlike depression that's created to carry water during rainstorms or snow melts; a drainage ditch.
  • A shallow, usually grassy depression sloping downward from a plains upland meadow or level vegetated ridgetop.
  • *
  • Jane climbed a few more paces behind him and then peeped over the ridge. Just beyond began a shallow swale that deepened and widened into a valley, and then swung to the left.
  • A shallow trough dug into the land on contour (horizontally with no slope). Its purpose being to allow water time to percolate into the soil.
  • Etymology 2

    See sweal.


    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A gutter in a candle.
  • Verb

  • (melt and waste away, or singe)
  • Anagrams