[kuh n-klood]

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

verb (used without object), con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing.

to come to an end; finish: The meeting concluded at ten o'clock.
to arrive at an opinion or judgment; come to a decision; decide: The jury concluded to set the accused free.

Origin of conclude

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin conclūdere to close, end an argument, equivalent to con- con- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close
Related formscon·clud·a·ble, con·clud·i·ble, adjectivecon·clud·er, nounnon·con·clud·ing, adjectivepre·con·clude, verb (used with object), pre·con·clud·ed, pre·con·clud·ing.un·con·clud·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·clud·ed, adjectivewell-con·clud·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unconcluded

Historical Examples of unconcluded

  • Cash in consideration of an unconcluded marriage; that was how it read.

    Stella Fregelius

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The Consul (or Vice-Consul) who took us for a drive told us a thrilling tale—as yet unconcluded—of two rival families.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life

    Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

  • This is actually shown by the fact that measurement proves to be an unconcluded and inconcludable operation.

    Natural Philosophy

    Wilhelm Ostwald

British Dictionary definitions for unconcluded


verb (mainly tr)

(also intr) to come or cause to come to an end or conclusion
(takes a clause as object) to decide by reasoning; deducethe judge concluded that the witness had told the truth
to arrange finally; settleto conclude a treaty; it was concluded that he should go
obsolete to confine
Derived Formsconcluder, noun

Word Origin for conclude

C14: from Latin conclūdere to enclose, end, from claudere to close
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unconcluded



early 14c., "end an argument," from Latin concludere "to shut up, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + -cludere, comb. form of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Meaning "reach a mental conclusion, deduce" is from late 14c., a sense also in Latin. Related: Concluded; concluding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper