What does Except mean?

Definitions for Except
ɪkˈsɛptExcept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demur, exceptverb

    take exception to

    "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"

  2. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take outverb

    prevent from being included or considered or accepted

    "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"

Wiktionary

  1. exceptverb

    To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

  2. exceptverb

    To take exception, to object (to or against).

  3. exceptconjunction

    With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.

  4. exceptconjunction

    Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.

  5. exceptpreposition

    With the exception of; but.

    There was nothing in the cupboard except a tin of beans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceptverb

    to take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit

    Etymology: [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.]

  2. Exceptverb

    to object to; to protest against

    Etymology: [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.]

  3. Exceptverb

    to take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony

    Etymology: [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.]

  4. Except

    with exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting

    Etymology: [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.]

  5. Except

    unless; if it be not so that

    Etymology: [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Except

    ek-sept′, v.t. to take or leave out: to exclude.—v.i. to object.—prep. leaving out: excluding: but.—adj. and n. Except′ant.—prep. Except′ing, with the exception of, except.—n. Excep′tion, the act of excepting: that which is excepted: exclusion: objection: offence.—adj. Excep′tionable, objectionable.—adv. Excep′tionably.—adj. Excep′tional, peculiar.—adv. Excep′tionally.—adjs. Excep′tious, disposed to take exception; Except′ive, including, making, or being an exception; Except′less (Shak.), making an exception, usual.—n. Except′or. [L. excipĕre, exceptumex, out, capĕre, to take.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Except' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2534

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Except' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2639

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Except in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Except in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Except in a Sentence

  1. Tyler Crenshaw:

    Charlie is a healthy baby girl and we are blessed. Her hemangioma is just as insignificant to who she is as a freckle on her arm, she’s just a normal little girl who does everything every other baby does. Except that she’s cuter in our eyes.

  2. David Margolis:

    In perilous times when this department finds it necessary to go to the mattresses, there is no one I'd rather have at my side than Bob Mueller, except of course Jim Comey.

  3. Adele Douglass:

    The Certified Humane label covers animals from birth through slaughter, …organic standards call for ‘outdoor access’. Except in the instance of cows, it is not very specific.

  4. Pedro Sanchez:

    One way or another we'll form a progressive government and unblock the political stalemate ... We call upon all the political parties, except for those that work against coexistence and foster hatred.

  5. Enrique Gonzalez:

    I went to work for Sen. Rubio because I believe in his agenda, i had severed all ties with my firm and clients, and had no agenda to pursue except the senator's.

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  • باستثناء, إلاArabic
  • за выключэннем, акрамяBelarusian
  • с изключение на, освен, освен ако, изключвамBulgarian
  • vyjma, mimo, vyloučit, kromě, namítatCzech
  • außerGerman
  • εξαιρώ, [[εξαιρούμενος, εκτός, διαφωνώGreek
  • escepti, kromEsperanto
  • salvo que, excepto, salvoSpanish
  • باستثنای, جز, بجز, مگرPersian
  • paitsi, erivapaus, vapauttaa, lukuun ottamatta, poikkeus, vastustaaFinnish
  • objecter, protester, hormis, à l'exception de, s'élever, excepter, sauf, excepté, faire une exceptionFrench
  • agásGalician
  • חוץ מ־Hebrew
  • visszautasít, óvást emel, kivéve, kizárHungarian
  • salvoItalian
  • 除いて, 以外Japanese
  • გარდაGeorgian
  • ...을 빼면, ... 외에는, ... 말고는Korean
  • جگەلە‌Kurdish
  • nisi, praeterLatin
  • kecualiMalay
  • bortsett fra, utenomNorwegian
  • bezwaar maken, uitsluiten, uitgezonderd, protesteren, uitzonderen, behalve, bezwaar hebbenDutch
  • utanomNorwegian Nynorsk
  • unnateki, unnta, unngå, unnateke, bortsett fra, unntattNorwegian
  • oprócz, z wyjątkiemPolish
  • excepcionar, salvo, fora, só que, objetar, menos, excetoPortuguese
  • исключать, исключить, за исключением того, что, возразить, за исключением, исключая, кроме, возражатьRussian
  • osim, sem, осим, семSerbo-Croatian
  • okrem, vylúčiťSlovak
  • förutom, bortsett frånSwedish
  • தவிரTamil
  • తప్పTelugu
  • ยกเว้นThai
  • başkaTurkish
  • за винятком, крімUkrainian
  • phản đối, ngoại trừ, trừVietnamese
  • Chinese

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