Definitions for: Exclude


[v] prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
[v] prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
[v] put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom"
[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"
[v] lack or fail to include; "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Contradiction.

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

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