exclusive

Exclusive means with limited access. The only way you might get reservations at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Los Angeles is to become friends with the maitre d', or become famous.

By its nature, something that is exclusive leaves people out, or excludes them. You would think this was a bad thing, since excluding people is not very nice, but by being exclusive, things like clubs, restaurants, and resorts become all the more desirable. Exclusive can also mean sole or only: The company became the exclusive soda vendor at the new stadium. The local newspaper got an exclusive interview and broke the news.

Definitions of exclusive
1

adj excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority

exclusive clubs”
“an exclusive restaurants and shops”
Synonyms:
alone, only
exclusive of anyone or anything else
inner
exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence
inner, inside, privileged
confined to an exclusive group
selective
characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
white-shoe
denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
Antonyms:
inclusive
including much or everything; and especially including stated limits
comprehensive
broad in scope
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adj not divided or shared with others

“they have exclusive use of the machine”
Synonyms:
sole
unshared
not shared

adj not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

“gained their exclusive attention”
Synonyms:
single, undivided
concentrated
gathered together or made less diffuse

n a news report that is reported first by one news organization

Synonyms:
scoop
Type of:
account, news report, report, story, write up
a short account of the news

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