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Meaning of EXCLUDE

Pronunciation:  ik'sklood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
  2. [v]  prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
  3. [v]  put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom"
  4. [v]  prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
  5. [v]  lack or fail to include; "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages"

EXCLUDE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bar, boot out, chuck out, debar, eject, except, expel, keep out, kick out, leave off, leave out, omit, shut, shut out, take out, throw out, turf out, turn out
 Antonyms: admit, include, include, include, let in
 See Also: bounce, bump, curse, disallow, dislodge, displace, do away with, elide, eliminate, evict, excommunicate, exorcise, exorcize, forbid, force out, get rid of, interdict, keep, lack, lock out, miss, move, ostracise, ostracize, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, veto



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*clude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excluded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Excluding}.] [L. excludere, exclusum; ex out +
claudere to shut. See {Close}.]
1. To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to
   debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to
   except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd
   from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one
   nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer
   from the privilege of voting.

         And none but such, from mercy I exclude. --Milton.

2. To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young
   animals from the womb or from eggs.

{Excluded middle}. (logic) The name given to the third of the
   ``three logical axioms,'' so-called, namely, to that one
   which is expressed by the formula: ``Everything is either
   A or Not-A.'' no third state or condition being involved
   or allowed. See {Principle of contradiction}, under

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