from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Removed or remote from others; solitary.
  • adj. Screened from view; sequestered.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Hidden, isolated, remote.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of seclude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Separated from others; withdrawn from public observation; retired; living in retirement: as, a secluded spot; to pass a secluded life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. hidden from general view or use
  • adj. providing privacy or seclusion


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  • “grew beneath her parents eyes” is a meaning opposite to the text. she dwelt απο προγονων [3] — this you have rendered too laxly in secluded from the world.

    Letter 138

  • February 22nd, 2009 at 3: 29 pm eastern Kentucky, where the growing often takes place in secluded spots on NPS land

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  • Here and there, in secluded portions of the world, still linger a few of man's fiercer enemies.


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  • Female deer leave their fawns in secluded spots while they forage for food.

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  • Up till now, the practice was encouraged at stately homes around the country where "pee bales" have been deposited in secluded areas of National Trust gardens to allow male members of staff to relieve themselves.

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  • Apparently, it is felt much cheaper to now lock people away in secluded areas than to actually spend their NI contributions on treating them.

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  • "'The sightings are in secluded villages where there are no cars or telephones so news travels by word of mouth.'"

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