Meaning of except

ex•cept

Pronunciation: (ik-sept'), [key]
— prep.
  1. with the exclusion of; excluding; save; but: They were all there except me.
  2. if it were not for: She would travel more except for lack of money.
—conj.
  1. only; with the exception (usually fol. by that): parallel cases except that one is younger than the other.
  2. otherwise than; but (fol. by an adv., phrase, or clause): well fortified except here.
  3. unless.

ex•cept

Pronunciation: (ik-sept'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.
—v.i.
  1. to object (usually fol. by to or against): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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