What does exclude mean?

Definitions for excludeɪkˈsklud

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exclude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out(verb)

    prevent from being included or considered or accepted

    "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"

  2. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut(verb)

    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"

  3. exclude(verb)

    lack or fail to include

    "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages"

  4. bar, debar, exclude(verb)

    prevent from entering; keep out

    "He was barred from membership in the club"

  5. eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn out(verb)

    put out or expel from a place

    "The unruly student was excluded from the game"


  1. exclude(Verb)

    To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.

  2. exclude(Verb)

    To expel; to put out.

  3. exclude(Verb)

    To refuse to accept as valid.

  4. exclude(Verb)

    To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.

  5. Origin: From excludere, from prefix ex-, + variant form of verb claudere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exclude(verb)

    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

  2. Exclude(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [L. excludere, exclusum; ex out + claudere to shut. See Close.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exclude

    eks-klōōd′, v.t. to close or shut out: to thrust out: to hinder from entrance: to hinder from participation: to except.—ns. Exclu′sion, a shutting or putting out: ejection: exception; Exclu′sionism; Exclu′sionist, one who excludes, or would exclude, another from a privilege.—adj. Exclu′sive, able or tending to exclude: debarring from participation: sole: not taking into account.—n. one of a number who exclude others from their society.—adv. Exclu′sively.—ns. Exclu′siveness; Exclu′sivism.—adj. Exclu′sory, exclusive.—Exclusive dealing, the act of abstaining deliberately from any business or other transactions with persons of opposite political or other convictions to one's own—a euphemism for boycotting (q.v.). [L. excludĕreex, out, claudĕre, to shut.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exclude' in Verbs Frequency: #422


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclude in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    Others were trying to exclude Iran, to their own detriment.

  2. Katherine Tynan Hinkson:

    To be a saint does not exclude fine dresses nor a beautiful house.

  3. Agency Partners analyst Nick Cunningham:

    The A400M charge is at the upper end and seems not to exclude more.

  4. Julia Serrano:

    My parents were exclude from rights as farm workers, though that has to change.

  5. Siv Alsen:

    We can't exclude the possibility that this is coming from foreign state agencies.

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