Include In*clude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Included}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Including}.] [L. includere, inclusum; pref. in- in + claudere to shut. See {Close}, and cf. {Enclose}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The whole included race, his purposed prey. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The loss of such a lord includes all harm. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To conclude; to end; to terminate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Come, let us go; we will include all jars With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity. --Shak.

Syn: To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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