Include definition

ĭn-klo͝od
To have as part of a whole; contain; comprise.

The price includes sales tax.

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To consider as part of or allow into a group or class.

Thanked the host for including us.

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To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.

The vacation package includes car rental.

Does this volume of Shakespeare include his sonnets?

I was included in the invitation to the family gathering.

Up to and including page twenty-five.

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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.

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To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.

I will purchase the vacation package if you will include car rental.

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(computing) A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.
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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.
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To contain or take in as a part, element, or member.
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To consider as part of a whole; take into account.
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To make part of a whole; put into a total, category, etc.

To be included as a candidate.

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(archaic) To shut up or in; enclose.
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Origin of include

  • Middle English includen from Latin inclūdere to enclose in- in in–2 claudere to close

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (1420) From Latin includere (“to shut in, enclose, insert”), from in- (“in”) + claudere (“to shut”).

    From Wiktionary