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?

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How to say except in sign language?

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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. Rebecca Katz:

    He's a New Yorker who cherishes New York things. And I think just like a million New Yorkers were grieving the loss of life as normal, he was, too. Except that as the leader, you have to be the one to give it up first. That's where it got tricky, i think he gets it now.

  2. Mayim Bialik:

    I think being a girl has its own set of pressures, which are very different from those of boys, a lot of the mixed messages girls get are more about appearance. ‘ You’re perfect just the way you are, ’ except that every image in the media indicates that you’re not.

  3. Brad Towle:

    All tours to the area were canceled except those from our local reservation system, travel agencies had given up on our community, but because we had created our own community systems, we were stronger and could control our destiny.

  4. President Ronald Reagan:

    Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July.

  5. Stephen McLaughlin:

    This is quite a surprise, he’s an idol. He’s someone I grew up with. I’ve never seen him except on TV.

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Translations for except

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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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