from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. With the exclusion of; other than; but: everyone except me.
- conj. If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with that: I would buy the suit, except that it costs too much.
- conj. Otherwise than: They didn't open their mouths except to complain.
- conj. Unless: "And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st/Except it be to pray against thy foes” ( Shakespeare).
- transitive v. To leave out; exclude: An admission fee is charged, but children are excepted.
- intransitive v. To object: Counsel excepted to the court's ruling.
- idiom except for Were it not for: I would join you except for my cold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
- v. To take exception, to object (to or against).
- prep. With the exception of; but.
- conj. With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
- conj. Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
- transitive v. To object to; to protest against.
- intransitive v. To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against.
- prep. With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
- conj. Unless; if it be not so that.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take or leave out of consideration; exclude from a statement or category, as one or more of a number, or some particular or detail; omit or withhold: as, to except a few from a general condemnation.
- To object; take exception: now usually followed by to, but formerly sometimes by against: as, to except to a witness or to his testimony.
- Being excepted or left out; with the exception of; excepting: usually equivalent to but, but more emphatic.
- Excepting; if it be not that; unless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take exception to
- v. prevent from being included or considered or accepted
Middle English, from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere, to exclude : ex-, ex- + capere, to take.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exceptus. (Wiktionary)