1 : not shared : available to only one person or group
We have exclusive use of the beach. [=we are the only ones who can use the beach]
The company has exclusive rights to (use) the logo.
an exclusive interview
2 a [more exclusive; most exclusive] : only allowing in people from a high social class
He belongs to an exclusive club.
an exclusive hotel
an exclusive party
2 b [more exclusive; most exclusive] : available to only a few people because of high cost
exclusive suburban neighborhoods
She attended an exclusive private school.
one of the city's most exclusive restaurants
3 : full and complete
They gave their exclusive attention to the job.
— exclusively adverb
a restaurant that exclusively [=only] serves vegetarian cuisine = a restaurant that serves vegetarian cuisine exclusively
The store's customers were almost exclusively [=all] male.
— exclusiveness noun [noncount]
The club has been criticized for its exclusiveness. [=exclusivity]