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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Include \In*clude"\, verb (used with an object) [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. [Obs.]

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

Syn: To contain; inclose; comprise; comprehend; embrace; involve.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers" [ant: {exclude}]

2: consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits" [ant: {except}, {exclude}, {leave off}, {leave out}, {omit}, {take out}]

3: add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category; "We must include this chemical element in the group"

4: allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar" [syn: {admit}, {let in}, {include}] [ant: {exclude}, {keep out}, {shut}, {shut out}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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