(1) Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
"Judging a contest with a single eye"
"A single devotion to duty"
"Gained their exclusive attention"
(2) Excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
"An exclusive restaurants and shops"
(3) Not divided or shared with others
"They have exclusive use of the machine"
"Sole rights of publication"
(4) A news report that is reported first by one news organization
"He got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
From < < + variant form of verb .
- Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
- Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
- Exclusive clubs tend to serve exclusive brands of food and drinks, in the same exorbitant price range, such as the 'finest' French châteaux
- whole, undivided, entire
- The teacher's pet commands the teacher's exclusive attention
- Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively.
- The editor agreed to keep a lid on a potentially distastrous political scoop in exchange for an exclusive of a happier nature