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.]
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.
Come, let us go; we will include all jarsShak.
With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.
Syn. -- To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve.
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