[ si-kloo-did ]
/ sɪˈklu dɪd /


sheltered or screened from general activity, view, etc.: a secluded cottage.
withdrawn from or involving little human or social activity: a secluded life.

Origin of secluded

First recorded in 1595–1605; seclude + -ed2

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Definition for secluded (2 of 2)


[ si-klood ]
/ sɪˈklud /

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

to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.

Origin of seclude

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin sēclūdere, equivalent to sē- se- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close

Related forms

un·se·clud·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for secluded (1 of 2)


/ (sɪˈkluːdɪd) /


kept apart from the company of othersa secluded life
sheltered; private

Derived Forms

secludedly, adverbsecludedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for secluded (2 of 2)


/ (sɪˈkluːd) /

verb (tr)

to remove from contact with others
to shut off or screen from view

Word Origin for seclude

C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to imprison
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