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Webster 1913 Edition


Include

In-clude′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Included
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Including
.]
[L.
includere
,
inclusum
; pref.
in-
in +
claudere
to shut. See
Close
, and cf.
Enclose
.]
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.
Shakespeare
3.
To conclude; to end; to terminate.
[Obs.]
Syn. – To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve.

Webster 1828 Edition


Include

INCLU'DE

,
Verb.
T.
[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.

Definition 2021


include

include

English

Alternative forms

Verb

include (third-person singular simple present includes, present participle including, simple past and past participle included)

  1. To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.
    I will purchase the vacation package if you will include car rental.
  2. To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.
    The vacation package includes car rental.
    Does this volume of Shakespeare include his sonnets?
    I was included in the invitation to the family gathering.
    up to and including page twenty-five
    • Milton
      The whole included race, his purposed prey.
    • Shakespeare
      The loss of such a lord includes all harm.
  3. (obsolete) To enclose, confine. [from early 15th c.]
  4. (obsolete) To conclude; to terminate.
    • Shakespeare
      Come, let us go; we will include all jars / With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.

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Noun

include (plural includes)

  1. (computing) A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.
    • 2006, Laura Lemay, Rafe Colburn, Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day
      In the previous lesson, you learned how to use server-side includes, which enable you to easily include snippets of web pages within other web pages.

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Italian

Verb

include

  1. third-person singular indicative present of includere

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Latin

Verb

inclūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of inclūdō

Romanian

Etymology

Latin includere

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inˈklude/

Verb

a include (third-person singular present include, past participle inclus) 3rd conj.

  1. to include