[ verb ] prevent from being included or considered or accepted


"The bad results were excluded from the report" "Leave off the top piece"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

To do this , it is sufficient to point_out that if the principle in_terms_of which alternatives are to be conceived is such_as to exclude more_than two , then the question of a `` third '' possibility is a meaningless question .

Hence , if what is in_question is whether in a given theology myth is or is not completely rejected , it is unimportant whether only a_little bit of myth or a considerable quantity is accepted ; for , in either event , the first possibility is excluded .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

In contrast , 20 of the 21 lines in the Completion Profile ( excluding center 5 for boys and 4 for girls ) are bunched and extend over a much shorter period , approximately 30 months for boys and 40 months for girls .

[ verb ] prevent from entering; shut out


"The trees were shutting out all sunlight" "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Argon was used as a blowing_gas to exclude any effects of dissociation or chemical_reaction .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Only the amethystine_python and the anaconda must be excluded for lack or paucity of data .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

Also , if we had excluded the ladies we would have_to that extent let the whole world know at_least that much of where we stood .

[ verb ] lack or fail to include


"The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages"

Used in print

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

If they opted_for illusion , it could only be illusion per_se - an illusion of depth , and of relief , so general and abstracted as to exclude the representation of individual objects .

Related terms

include miss

[ verb ] prevent from entering; keep out


bar debar


"He was barred from membership in the club"

Used in print

(Kenneth Scott Latourette, Christianity in a Revolutiona...)

If guilty , the offender might be excluded from membership .

For_example , in 1693 the Philadelphia_Yearly Meeting of Friends declared that its members should emancipate their slaves and in 1776 it determined to exclude from membership all who did not comply .

Related terms

forbid exclusion

[ verb ] put out or expel from a place


"The child was expelled from the classroom"