What does except mean?

Definitions for except
ɪkˈsɛptex·cept

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word except.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demur, except(verb)

    take exception to

    "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"

  2. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out(verb)

    prevent from being included or considered or accepted

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

Wiktionary

  1. except(Verb)

    To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

  2. except(Verb)

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

  3. except(Conjunction)

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

  4. except(Conjunction)

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

  5. except(Preposition)

    With the exception of; but.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Except(verb)

    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. Except(verb)

    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. Except(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce except?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    In short, you are all equal in everything except in ideas!

  2. Bob Menendez:

    With its announcement today, the (International Atomic Energy Agency) confirmed they could not determine the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program -- except to assess that, contrary to its claims, Iran was working at certain points to weaponize its nuclear program, with little known about Iran's true intent, we find ourselves today opening a floodgate of frozen assets to a regime that is bent on opposing our interests.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A wife can let her husband to have anything except the freedom to live life of his own.

  5. Abbas Araqchi:

    The nuclear deal is not linked to the regional issues ... Iran will not hold talks on its influence in the region, except for Yemen because of the humanitarian crisis there.

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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
  • తప్పTelugu
  • ยกเว้นThai
  • başkaTurkish
  • за винятком, крімUkrainian
  • phản đối, ngoại trừ, trừVietnamese
  • Chinese

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