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EXCLUSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exclusive mean? 

EXCLUSIVE (noun)
  The noun EXCLUSIVE has 1 sense:

1. a news report that is reported first by one news organization

  Familiarity information: EXCLUSIVE used as a noun is very rare.


EXCLUSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective EXCLUSIVE has 3 senses:

1. not divided or shared with others
2. excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
3. not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

  Familiarity information: EXCLUSIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCLUSIVE (noun)


Sense 1exclusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A news report that is reported first by one news organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

exclusive; scoop

Context example:

he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials

Hypernyms ("exclusive" is a kind of...):

account; news report; report; story; write up (a short account of the news)


EXCLUSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1exclusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not divided or shared with others

Synonyms:

exclusive; sole

Context examples:

they have exclusive use of the machine / sole rights of publication

Similar:

unshared (not shared)


Sense 2exclusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority

Context examples:

exclusive clubs / an exclusive restaurants and shops

Similar:

alone; only (exclusive of anyone or anything else)

inner (exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence)

inner; inside; privileged (confined to an exclusive group)

selective (characterized by very careful or fastidious selection)

white-shoe (denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative)

Antonym:

inclusive (including much or everything; and especially including stated limits)


Sense 3exclusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

Synonyms:

exclusive; undivided; single

Context examples:

judging a contest with a single eye / a single devotion to duty / undivided affection / gained their exclusive attention

Similar:

concentrated (gathered together or made less diffuse)


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