[ in-kloo-did ]
/ ɪnˈklu dɪd /


being part of the whole; contained; covered: Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
Botany. not projecting beyond the mouth of the corolla, as stamens or a style.

Origin of included

First recorded in 1545–55; include + -ed2
Related formsin·clud·ed·ness, nounun·in·clud·ed, adjective

Definition for included (2 of 2)


[ in-klood ]
/ ɪnˈklud /

verb (used with object), in·clud·ed, in·clud·ing.

to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.

Origin of include

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inclūdere to shut in, equivalent to in- in-2 + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to shut (cf. close)
1 embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.
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British Dictionary definitions for included (1 of 2)


/ (ɪnˈkluːdɪd) /


(of the stamens or pistils of a flower) not protruding beyond the corolla
Derived Formsincludedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for included (2 of 2)


/ (ɪnˈkluːd) /

verb (tr)

to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element
Derived Formsincludable or includible, adjective

Word Origin for include

C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for included



c.1400, from Latin includere "to shut in, enclose, imprison, insert," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). The alleged Sam Goldwyn-ism, "Include me out," is attested from 1937. Related: Included; including.

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