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Seely is a variation of the English and Anglo-Irish Sealy surname, and may refer to:

  • Brad Seely (born 1956), American football coach
  • Charles Seely (1803–1887), British politician
  • Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet (1833–1915), British industrialist and politician
  • Sir Charles Seely, 2nd Baronet (1859–1926), British industrialist, landowner and politician
  • Clinton B. Seely (born 1941), American academic and translator
  • David Seely (pioneer), (1819 - 1892), a pioneer settler, businessman and politician of San Bernardino
  • David Seely, 4th Baron Mottistone (1920–2011), British peer
  • Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (1908–1982), American politician
  • Hugh Seely, 1st Baron Sherwood (1898–1970), British politician
  • J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (1868–1947), British soldier and politician
  • James M. Seely, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), (December 18, 1988-January 1990)
  • Jeannie Seely (born 1940), American country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star
  • Joe Seely (born 1960), American actor
  • Tim Seely (born 1935), British movie and theatre actor

Seely (band)

Seely was a dream pop band from Atlanta, Georgia formed in 1994. They released four albums before disbanding in 2000.



a. 1 (context obsolete English) lucky, fortunate. 2 (context obsolete English) innocent; harmless. 3 (context obsolete English) pitiable, deserving of sympathy; weak; poor, miserable. 4 (context obsolete English) trifling, insignificant. 5 (context obsolete English) silly, foolish.

The Collaborative International Dictionary


Seely \Seel"y\, a. See Silly. [Obs.]

Usage examples of "seely".

And by the way he chaunced to espyOne sitting idle on a sunny bancke,To whom auaunting in great brauery,As Peacocke, that his painted plumes doth prancke,He smote his courser in the trembling flancke,And to him threatned his hart-thrilling speare:The seely man seeing him ryde so rancke,And ayme at him, fell flat to ground for feare,And crying Mercy lowd, his pitious hands gan reare.