Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose;
as, the shell of a nut
includesthe kernel; a pearl is
includedin a shell.
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
includeshis sonnets; he was
includedin the invitation to the family; to and
includedrace, his purposed prey.
The loss of such a lord
To conclude; to end; to terminate.
Syn. – To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve.
Webster 1828 Edition
[L. includo; in and cludo, to shut up.]
1.To confine within; to hold; to contain; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell. [But in these senses we more commonly use inclose.]
2.To comprise; to comprehend; to contain. The history of England necessarily includes a portion of that of France. The word duty, includes what we owe to God, to our fellow men, and to ourselves; it includes also a tax payable to the government.