from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar: a jar sealed to exclude outside air; an immigration policy that excludes undesirables.
- transitive v. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject: The court excluded the improperly obtained evidence.
- transitive v. To put out; expel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.
- v. To expel; to put out.
- v. To refuse to accept as valid.
- v. To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit
- transitive v. To thrust out or eject; to expel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shut out; debar from admission or participation; prevent from entering or sharing.
- To except or reject, as from a privilege or grant, from consideration, etc.
- To thrust out; eject; extrude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. prevent from being included or considered or accepted
- v. put out or expel from a place
- v. lack or fail to include
- v. prevent from entering; keep out
- v. prevent from entering; shut out
Middle English excluden, from Latin exclūdere : ex-, ex- + claudere, to shut.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin excludere, from prefix ex- ("out"), + variant form of verb claudere ("close"). (Wiktionary)