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Definition of the noun include

What does include mean as a name of something?


  1. [computing] A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.

Definition of the verb include

What does include mean as a doing word?

Include is one of the top 50 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: included | including | includes

  1. have as a part, be made up out of
  2. consider as part of something
    • example: I include you in the list of culprits
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • antonym: exclude
    • more generic words: consider / reckon / regard / see / view = deem to be
    • more specific words:
      • friend = include to the list of contacts for a social network
      • count = include as if by counting
      • colligate / subsume = consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
      • carry = include, as on a list
  3. add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
    • example: We must include this chemical element in the group
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]They thoughtlessly involved me
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in [Destination]They thoughtlessly involved me in their affairs

      Involve Verbs (with the same syntax): engage, enroll, involve, relate.

    • domain: chemical science / chemistry
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: add = make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others
  4. allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]She admitted usAdmit Verbs: admit, allow, exclude, permit, welcome
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Location, locative adverb]She admitted us here
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location, but not region]She allowed us near the house
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]They thoughtlessly involved meInvolve Verbs: engage, enroll, involve, relate
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in [Destination]They thoughtlessly involved me in their affairs
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of include: admit / let in
    • more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
    • more specific words:
      • initiate / induct = accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
      • readmit = admit again or anew
      • involve = engage as a participant

Alternative definition of the verb include


  1. To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.
  2. To contain, as parts of a whole.
  3. [obsolete] To enclose, confine. [definition from early 15th c.]


Include is a millionaire American Thoroughbred racehorse and successful sire. Bred in Maryland by Robert E. Meyerhoff and raced under the Fitzhugh LLC banner as his owner, he had a record of 20: 10-1-4 with career earnings of $1,659,560. Include was best known for his wins in the grade one Pimlico Special and the grade two New Orleans Handicap and Massachusetts Handicap.

  • born in (19 years ago)


Include a.k.a. Include directive: Many programming languages and other computer files have a directive, often called include, that causes the contents of a second file to be inserted into the original file. These included files are called copybooks or header files. They are often used to define the physical layout of program data, pieces of procedural code and/or forward declarations while promoting encapsulation and the reuse of code.

Phrases with Include

  1. Include Me Out
  2. Server Side Include

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Include

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Google previewCreating a Website: The Missing Manual (2015)

by Matthew MacDonald

A server-side include is a command that injects the contents of one HTML file inside another. This lets you create a block of HTML content (for example, a menu) and reuse it in multiple pages. However, there's a caveat: Server-side includes ...

Google previewWeb Information Systems - WISE 2006 (2006)

7th International Conference in Web Information Systems Engineering, Wuhan, China, October 23-26, 2006, Proceedings by Karl Aberer

However, the added-value of a portal does not stop at providing a single access point for invoking heterogeneous applications but it should also include means to integrate these applications. A portal can contain several portlets, and portlet ...

Google previewWalking to New Orleans (2008)

Ethics and the Concept of Participatory Design in Post-Disaster Reconstruction by Robert R. N. Ross, Deanne E. B. Ross

For democratic processes to meaningfully support equality of right and equality of opportunity, they must include means by which preexisting inequities and imbalances of living conditions, educational, and economic opportunities— especially ...

Google previewC++ for VB Programmers (2008)

by Jonathan Morrison

reason that function prototypes usually live in header files that get included into a source file where the actual function is called. Continuing on with our program, we see the line after our #include is the actual entry point of our application.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

include jlvaka, rshabhaka, meda, mahameda, kakoli, kshrirakakoli, mudgaparni, masha-parni, jivanti and madhuka. 2. Brmhaniya drugs (roborants) include kshirini, rajaksavaka, asvagandha, kakoli, kshirakakoli, ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

It is prepared by blending and heating several ingredients to include a masticatory substance of vegetable or synthetic origin such as chicle, crown gum, petroleum wax, lanolin, polyethlyene, polyvinyl acetate, or rubber, with a plasticizer such ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

Cheeses include: Oka 03 ewe, 04 Brie, curd,Edam, feta,goat, hard,skyr, soft,Yarg 05 Caboc, Carré, Derby, quark Gouda, 06 Cantal,chèvre, Dunlop,junket, Orkney, paneer, Romano,Tilsit 07 Boursin, Cheddar, crottin, crowdie, Fontina, Gruyère, ...

Google previewDictionary of E-Business (2003)

A Definitive Guide to Technology and Business Terms by Francis Botto

Commercial examples include: q Microsoft IIS • Apache server (See Web.) 2. A transaction server is allocated the task of transaction processing (TP), and often invokes the application logic necessary to perform database interactions and ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Composers

by L. C. Harnsberger

IMPORTANT ITEMS: Notable works include many influential pieces for piano. Dvorak, Antonin (Leopold) BORN: September 8, 1841—Muhlhausen, Bohemia DIED: May 1, l904—Prague, Czechoslovakia HISTORICAL PERIOD: Romantic ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

effects include heritable information (e.g., patterns of gene expression) that is not encoded in the organism's DNA. See also epigenetics. epigenetic See epigenetics. epigenetic landscape A visual metaphor used by Conrad H. Waddington ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Privacy: A-M (2007)

by William G. Staples

Personally identifiable information may include account information such as name, address, electronic mail address, telephone number, driver's license number, Social Security number, bank account number, and other account information.

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Usage statistics about include

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb include:

spoken English18.12%written English81.88% conversational speech10.14%task-oriented speech89.86% imaginative writing7.24%informational writing92.76%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb include:


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Quotes about Include

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. (Hubert Humphrey)
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Scrabble value of I1N1C3L1U1D2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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