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, 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

  2. Exceptverb

    to object to; to protest against

  3. Exceptverb

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

  4. Except

    with exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting

  5. Except

    unless; if it be not so that

  6. 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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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

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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. 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.

  2. Daniel Salomon:

    Every person in the chain of an organ donation, except one, profits.

  3. Mayor Krewson:

    I agree with all these things, by the way except were not going to take all the money from the police, i think we need our police department.

  4. Daniel Alfin:

    It's the same with any criminal violation : As they get smarter, we adapt, we find them, it's a cat-and-mouse game, except it's not a game. Kids are being abused, and it's our job to stop that.

  5. Somwail Rasla:

    There’s no reason such a young patient should have it, except as a congenital abnormality or medication induced.

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

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