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except

play
preposition ex·cept \ik-ˈsept\
variants: or less commonly

excepting

play \ik-ˈsep-tiŋ\

Definition of except

  1. :  with the exclusion or exception of daily except Sundays

Examples of except in a sentence

  1. The stores will be open daily except Sundays.

  2. the store is open daily except Sundays

14th Century

First Known Use of except

14th century


2

except

verb ex·cept

Definition of except

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take or leave out from a number or a whole :  exclude

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to take exception :  object

exceptive

play \ik-ˈsep-təv\ adjective

Examples of except in a sentence

  1. Children were excepted from the study.

  2. I must except to your remark that there are no great novelists currently living.

Origin and Etymology of except

Middle English, from Anglo-French excepter, from Latin exceptare, frequentative of excipere to take out, except, from ex- + capere to take — more at heave


First Known Use: 14th century


3

except

conjunction ex·cept
variants: or less commonly

excepting

Definition of except

  1. 1 :  on any other condition than that :  unless except you repent

  2. 2 :  with this exception, namely was inaccessible except by boat

  3. 3 :  only —often followed by that I would go except that it's too far

Examples of except in a sentence

  1. I'd go, except it's too far.

15th Century

First Known Use of except

15th century



EXCEPT Defined for English Language Learners

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except

play
preposition ex·cept \ik-ˈsept\

Definition of except for English Language Learners

  • : not including (someone or something) : other than (something or someone)


2

except

verb ex·cept

Definition of except for English Language Learners

  • : to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)


3

except

conjunction ex·cept

Definition of except for English Language Learners

  • —used to introduce a statement that indicates the only person or thing that is not included in or referred to by a previous statement

  • —used to introduce a statement that explains the reason why something is not possible, will not happen, etc.


EXCEPT Defined for Kids

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except

play
preposition ex·cept \ik-ˈsept\

Definition of except for Students

  1. 1 :  not including We're open every day except Sundays.

  2. 2 :  other than :  but She told everyone except me.


2

except

play
conjunction ex·cept

Definition of except for Students

  1. :  if it were not for the fact that :  only I'd go, except it's too far.


3

except

play
verb ex·cept

Definition of except for Students

excepted

;

excepting

  1. :  to leave out from a number or a whole :  exclude Children are excepted from the requirements.


Law Dictionary

except

transitive verb ex·cept \ik-ˈsept\

Legal Definition of except

  1. :  to take or leave out (as from insurance coverage or a deed) :  exclude specifically excepted the air carriers and unions from the provisions — M. A. Kelly

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  object; especially :  to file a bill of exceptions or make a formal exception excepted to the judge's order



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