from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Excluding or tending to exclude: exclusive barriers.
- adj. Not allowing something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive conditions.
- adj. Not divided or shared with others: exclusive publishing rights.
- adj. Not accompanied by others; single or sole: your exclusive function.
- adj. Complete; undivided: gained their exclusive attention.
- adj. Not including the specified extremes or limits, but only the area between them: 20-25, exclusive; that is, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
- adj. Excluding some or most, as from membership or participation: an exclusive club.
- adj. Catering to a wealthy clientele; expensive: exclusive shops.
- adj. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a first person plural pronoun that excludes the addressee, such as we in the sentence Chris and I will be in town tomorrow, so we can stop by your office.
- n. A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster.
- n. An exclusive right or privilege, as to market a product.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
- adj. Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
- adj. exclusionary
- adj. whole, undivided, entire
- n. Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others
- adj. Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; -- opposed to
- n. One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing or intended for exclusion; having the effect of excluding from admission or share; not inclusive or comprehensive: as, exclusive regulations; to make exclusive provision for one's self or one's friends.
- Appertaining to the subject alone; not including, admitting, or pertaining to any other or others; undivided; sole: as, an exclusive right or privilege; exclusive jurisdiction.
- Existing or considered to the exclusion of something else; not admitting or reckoning the part or parts (one or both extremes of some series) mentioned: usually followed by of, or used absolutely, as if adverbial: as, you owe me so much, exclusive of interest; from 10 to 21 exclusive.
- Prone to exclude; tending to reject; specifically, disposed to exclude other persons from, or chary in admitting them to, society or fellowship; fastidious as to the social rank of associates: as, an exclusive clique.
- n. That which excludes or rejects.
- n. One belonging to a coterie of persons who exclude others from their society or fellowship; one who limits his acquaintance to a select few.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
- n. a news report that is reported first by one news organization
- adj. not divided or shared with others
- adj. excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
From Latin exclūsīvus, from excludere ("to shut out, exclude"), from ex- ("out") + variant form of verb claudere ("to close, shut"). (Wiktionary)