verb (used with object)
to exclude; leave out:
present company excepted.
verb (used without object)
to object (usually followed by to or against):
to except to a statement; to except against a witness.
Also except for. other than; apart from; with the exception of: he likes everyone except you, except for this mistake, you did very well
(conjunction) except that, but for the fact that; were it not true that
an archaic word for unless
(informal) except that; but for the fact that: I would have arrived earlier, except I lost my way
(transitive) to leave out; omit; exclude
(rare) (intransitive) often foll by to. to take exception; object
late 14c., “to receive,” from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere “take out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + capere “to take” (see capable). Meaning “to leave out” is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).
[ik-sep-ting] /ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ/ preposition 1. excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; : Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished. conjunction 2. Archaic. ; unless; save. [ik-sept] /ɪkˈsɛpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to exclude; leave out: present company excepted. verb (used without object) 2. to object (usually followed by to or against): to […]
[ik-sep-shuh n] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of excepting or the fact of being excepted. 2. something excepted; an instance or case not conforming to the general rule. 3. an adverse criticism, especially on a particular point; opposition of opinion; objection; demurral: a statement liable to exception. 4. Law. Idioms 5. take exception, /ɪkˈsɛpʃən/ […]
[ik-sep-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nə bəl/ adjective 1. liable to or objection; objectionable. /ɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl/ adjective 1. open to or subject to objection; objectionable adj. 1660s, from exception + -able. Related: Exceptionably.
[ik-sep-shuh-nl] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nl/ adjective 1. forming an exception or rare instance; unusual; extraordinary: The warm weather was exceptional for January. 2. unusually excellent; superior: an exceptional violinist. 3. Education. /ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl/ adjective 1. forming an exception; not ordinary 2. having much more than average intelligence, ability, or skill 1846, from exception + -al (1). Related: […]