In·clude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Included; p. pr. & vb. n. Including.]
1. To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell.
2. To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five.
The whole included race, his purposed prey. --Milton.
The loss of such a lord includes all harm. --Shak.
3. To conclude; to end; to terminate. [Obs.]
Come, let us go; we will include all jars
With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity. --Shak.
Syn: -- To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve.
v 1: have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the
names of many famous writers" [ant: exclude]
2: consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of
culprits" [ant: exclude]
3: add as part of something else; put in as part of a set,
group, or category; "We must include this chemical element
in the group"
4: allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to
exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of;
"admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to
the New Jersey Bar" [syn: admit, let in] [ant: exclude]