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Exclusive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXCLU'SIVE, a. Having the power of preventing entrance; as exclusive bars.
1. Debarring from participation; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as an exclusive privilege.
2. Not taking into the account; not including or comprehending; as, the general had five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery and cavalry. He sent me all the numbers fRomans 78 to 94 exclusive; that is, all the numbers between 78 and 94, but these numbers, the first and last, are excepted or not included.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication" [syn: exclusive, sole]
2: excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants and shops" [ant: inclusive]
3: 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" [syn: single, undivided, exclusive] n
1: a news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials" [syn: exclusive, scoop]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1515 1. a. excluding or having power to exclude b. limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group 2. a. excluding others from participation b. snobbishly aloof 3. a. accepting or soliciting only a socially restricted patronage (as of the upper class) b. stylish, fashionable c. restricted in distribution, use, or appeal because of expense 4. a. single, sole <exclusive jurisdiction> b. whole, undivided <his exclusive attention> exclusively adverb exclusiveness noun II. noun Date: 15th century something exclusive: as a. a news story at first released to or reported by only one source b. an exclusive right (as to sell a particular product in a certain area)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 excluding other things. 2 (predic.; foll. by of) not including; except for. 3 tending to exclude others, esp. socially; select. 4 catering for few or select customers; high-class. 5 a (of a commodity) not obtainable elsewhere. b (of a newspaper article) not published elsewhere. 6 (predic.; foll. by to) restricted or limited to; existing or available only in. 7 (of terms etc.) excluding all but what is specified. 8 employed or followed or held to the exclusion of all else (my exclusive occupation; exclusive rights). --n. an article or story published by only one newspaper or periodical. Phrases and idioms: Exclusive Brethren a more exclusive section of the Plymouth Brethren. Derivatives: exclusively adv. exclusiveness n. exclusivity n. Etymology: med.L exclusivus (as EXCLUDE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exclusive Ex*clu"sive, n. One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exclusive Ex*clu"sivea. [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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(exclusives) 1. If you describe something as exclusive, you mean that it is limited to people who have a lot of money or who belong to a high social class, and is therefore not available to everyone. He is already a member of Britain's most exclusive club... The City was criticised for being too exclusive and uncompetitive. ADJ exclusiveness ...a rising middle class, which objected to the exclusiveness of the traditional elite. exclusivity ...a company with a reputation for exclusivity. N-UNCOUNT: oft the N of n 2. Something that is exclusive is used or owned by only one person or group, and not shared with anyone else. Our group will have exclusive use of a 60-foot boat... Many of their cheeses are exclusive to our stores in Britain. ADJ: oft ADJ to n 3. If a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting organization describes one of its reports as exclusive, they mean that it is a special report which does not appear in any other publication or on any other channel. He told the magazine in an exclusive interview: 'All my problems stem from drink'. ADJ: usu ADJ n An exclusive is an exclusive article or report. Some papers thought they had an exclusive. N-COUNT 4. If a company states that its prices, goods, or services are exclusive of something, that thing is not included in the stated price, although it usually still has to be paid for. Skiing weekends cost 58 (exclusive of travel and accommodation). ? inclusive ADJ: usu v-link ADJ of n 5. If two things are mutually exclusive, they are separate and very different from each other, so that it is impossible for them to exist or happen together. They both have learnt that ambition and successful fatherhood can be mutually exclusive. PHRASE: v-link PHR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Excluding, debarring. 2. Illiberal, selfish, narrow, uncharitable, narrow-minded. 3. Fastidious (in social relations), invidiously choice, cliquish, snobbish, aristocratic. 4. Sole, only, special.

Moby Thesaurus

Olympian, a certain, absolute, aloof, an, any, any one, apart from, aristocratic, arrogant, article, atomic, barring, beat, budget of news, chic, chilly, choice, chosen, clannish, classy, cliquish, closed, cold, concentrated, confining, contemptuous, contumelious, cool, copy, dashing, debarring, defining, definitive, detached, disdainful, distant, either, elect, elegant, elite, ethnocentric, except for, excepting, exceptional, excluding, exclusive of, exclusory, fashionable, fixed, forbidding, frigid, frosty, haughty, high-hat, icy, ignoring, inaccessible, inadmissible, incompatible, individual, indivisible, inhibitive, inhibitory, inimical, insular, integral, interdictive, interdictory, irreducible, limitary, limitative, limited, limiting, lone, modish, monadic, monistic, narrow, news item, not counting, offish, omitting, one, only, parochial, pick, picked, piece, preclusive, preferred, prescriptive, preventive, private, privileged, prohibiting, prohibitive, prohibitory, proscriptive, remote, removed, repressive, restricted, restricting, restrictive, scoop, scornful, seclusive, segregative, select, selected, selective, separative, simple, single, singular, smart, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, sole, solid, solitary, spot news, standoff, standoffish, story, stylish, supercilious, suppressive, swank, swish, tony, toploftical, toplofty, trendy, unanalyzable, unapproachable, undistracted, undivided, uniform, unique, unitary, unshared, unswerving, whole, with-it, withdrawn, withering, xenophobic

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