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
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.