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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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. Nervous Flyers Bunn:

    I had a male client who said he had a fear of flying for seven years, every time he flew he was totally miserable, except for one time when, before he came back from a business trip, he hooked up with someone. He said they didn’t get any sleep. They made love all night long and he dragged himself out of bed onto the airplane and had a perfectly anxiety-free flight.

  2. President Trump:

    I would do it, except for these people up there, they would say, did you hear what President Trump said ?

  3. David Axelrod:

    We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process of the election they engaged in with all of the parties that engage in that election, as you know the hard work of coalition building now begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks and we're going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we're not going to weigh in one way of the other except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward.

  4. William Zinsser:

    There's not much to be said about the period except that most writers don't reach it soon enough.

  5. Lynda Carter:

    Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends? You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’ And so you would hear it from other people, other people would hear it from other people. ‘Watch out for so and so.’ That’s how you protected yourself: through the grapevine.

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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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    • A. ambidextrous
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