1 adjective
1 available or belonging only to particular people, and not shared
exclusive access/rights/use etc
Our figure skating club has exclusive use of the rink on Mondays.
exclusive report/interview/coverage etc
Tune in to our exclusive coverage of Wimbledon.
exclusive to
This offer is exclusive to readers of The Sun.
2 exclusive places, organizations, clothes etc are so expensive that not many people can afford to use or buy them:
Bel Air is an exclusive suburb of Los Angeles.
an exclusive girls' school
3 deliberately not allowing someone to do something or be part of a group:
a racially exclusive hiring policy

mutually exclusive

if two things are mutually exclusive, you cannot have or do both of them:
Lesbianism and motherhood are not mutually exclusive.

exclusive of something

not including something [≠ inclusive of something]:
Our prices are exclusive of sales tax.
6 concerned with only one thing:
The committee's exclusive focus will be to improve public transportation.
exclusivity also exclusiveness noun [uncountable]
the exclusivity of private education

Dictionary results for "exclusive"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.