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Meaning of EXCLUSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'skloosiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
  2. [adj]  not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective; "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a single devotion to duty"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention"
  3. [adj]  excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants and shops"
  4. [adj]  not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication"

EXCLUSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: alone(p), concentrated, inner, inside, only, privileged, scoop, selective, single(a), sole(a), undivided, unshared
 Antonyms: inclusive
 See Also: account, news report, report, story, write up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*clu"sive\a. [Cf. F. exclusif.]
    1. Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from
       participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the
       exclusion of others; as, exclusive bars; exclusive
       privilege; exclusive circles of society.
    2. Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration;
       -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops,
       exclusive of artillery.
  2. \Ex*clu"sive\, n.
    One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of
    affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select
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