from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See Synonyms at isolate.
- transitive v. To screen from view; make private.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world.
- v. To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
- transitive v. To shut or keep out; to exclude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude one's self from the world.
- To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. keep away from others
There are probably other good reasons why a group of people would seclude themselves in the forest.
Are we really doing this when we seclude ourselves in our own private communities?
Athenian gentlemen may lock her in the remotest part of the home, Catholic theologians seclude her behind convent doors, and Moslem fanatics hide her behind the head-to-toe veil, but intimacy with her is as unavoidable as it is essential.119
Many staff members lack up-to-date training in how to safely restrain or seclude a patient and how to intervene in a crisis situation.
It went on to say that Adams — whom students referred to as "Mr. Bob" — also would "seclude female children under a computer desk and lie down with them on a mat in his office."
I kind of seclude myself from the band for a month, or we're off--not touring or doing band activities--and I try to write as much as I possibly can.
I even grabbed Michael's shoulders and made him promise me he would never seclude himself with a child not his own.
I question the popular assumption that religion and ethics have no place in politics and that religious persons should seclude themselves as hermits.
Max, who chose to seclude himself behind closed doors, instead of being with her when she awoke.
Masterpiece Photography/Sallie Davidson Realtors " I ' d like to build a house in the woods and seclude myself for the rest of my life, " Mr. Scoville says.