Se·clude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Secluding.]
1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven
Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson.
2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.]
-- Se*clud*ed*ly, adv. -- Se*clud*ed*ness, n.
adj 1: hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and
think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
[syn: privy, secret]
2: providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic
world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered
pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade
tree"; "a secluded romantic spot" [syn: cloistered, reclusive,