Seclude
Seclude Se*clude, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Secluding}.] [L. secludere, seclusum; pref. se- aside + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others. [1913 Webster]

Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] -- {Se*clud"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Se*clud"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • seclude — I verb banish, blockade, bury, conceal, confine, cover, cut off, deport, disassociate, dissociate, embargo, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, hide, imprison, insulate, isolate, keep apart, keep in detention, keep in private, keep out,… …   Law dictionary

  • seclude — (v.) mid 15c., to shut up, enclose, confine, from L. secludere shut off, confine, from se apart (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) + cludere, variant of claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Meaning to remove or guard from public view is recorded …   Etymology dictionary

  • seclude — *isolate, segregate, insulate, sequester Analogous words: *enclose, envelop, fence, pen, cage, wall: confine, circumscribe, *limit, restrict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • seclude — [v] isolate, hide blockade, boycott, cloister, closet, conceal, confine, cover, embargo, enclose, evict, immure, ostracize, quarantine, retire, screen, segregate, separate, sequester, shut off, withdraw; concepts 121,135,188 Ant. join, mingle,… …   New thesaurus

  • seclude — ► VERB ▪ keep (someone) away from other people. ORIGIN Latin secludere, from claudere to shut …   English terms dictionary

  • seclude — [si klo͞od′] vt. secluded, secluding [ME secluden < L secludere < se , apart (see SECEDE) + claudere, to CLOSE2] 1. to keep away or apart from others; bar or shut off from the view of or relations with others; isolate 2. to make private or… …   English World dictionary

  • seclude — UK [sɪˈkluːd] / US [sɪˈklud] verb [transitive] Word forms seclude : present tense I/you/we/they seclude he/she/it secludes present participle secluding past tense secluded past participle secluded formal to keep someone apart from other people …   English dictionary

  • seclude — transitive verb (secluded; secluding) Etymology: Middle English, to cut off (from), from Latin secludere to separate, seclude, from se apart + claudere to close more at secede, close Date: circa 1533 1. obsolete to exclude from a privilege, rank …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seclude — verb a) To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world. b) To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude. See Also: sec …   Wiktionary

  • seclude — v. (D; refl., tr.) to seclude from * * * [sɪ kluːd] (D;refl.,tr.) to secludefrom …   Combinatory dictionary

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