ex·clu·sive /ɪksˈklusɪv, zɪv/
1. Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as, exclusive bars; exclusive privilege; exclusive circles of society.
2. Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery.
Ex·clu·sive, n. One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few.
adj 1: not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use
of the machine"; "sole rights of publication" [syn: sole(a)]
2: excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group
or minority; "exclusive clubs"; "an exclusive restaurants
and shops" [ant: inclusive]
3: not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object
or objective; "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a
single devotion to duty"; "undivided affection"; "gained
their exclusive attention" [syn: single(a), undivided]
n : a news report that is reported first by one news
organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city
officials" [syn: scoop]