- Include is defined as to contain, enclose or consider as part of a whole.
- An example of include is adding an email address to a party invitation for RSVPs.
- An example of include is to invite someone to join the group on a planned event.
include definition by Webster's New World
- to shut up or in; enclose
- to have as part of a whole; contain; comprise: the cost includes taxes
- to consider as part of a whole; take into account; put in a total, category, etc.: to be included as a candidate
Origin: Middle English includen ; from Classical Latin includere ; from in-, in plush claudere, to shut, close
include definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb in·clud·ed, in·clud·ing, in·cludes
- To take in as a part, element, or member.
- To contain as a secondary or subordinate element.
- To consider with or place into a group, class, or total: thanked the host for including us.
Origin: Middle English includen, from Latin inclūdere, to enclose : in-, in; see in-2 + claudere, to close.
- in·cludˈa·ble, in·cludˈi·ble adjective
include - Computer Definition
A statement in a program that directs the compiler or interpreter to process another file of code at that point. An include capability (often with a pound sign: "#include") allows libraries of predefined code to be combined into one program. Ada compilers use a "with" statement instead of include. See header file. See also server-side include.