(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"
"Undivided affection"
"Gained their exclusive attention"
(2)   Excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
"Exclusive clubs"
"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 .


  1. Excluding items or members that do not meet certain conditions.
  2. 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
  3. exclusionary
  4. whole, undivided, entire
    The teacher's pet commands the teacher's exclusive attention


  1. 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