2 definitions found

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

Seclude \Se*clude\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Secluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Secluding}.] [L. secludere, seclusum; pref. se- aside + claudere to shut. See {Close}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.

Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson.

2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.] --Evelyn. -- {Se*clud"ed*ly}, adverb -- {Se*clud"ed*ness}, noun

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



1: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book" [syn: {seclude}, {sequester}, {sequestrate}, {withdraw}]

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