Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “except”

except

preposition     /ɪkˈsept/ (also except for)
used to mean 'not including' or 'but not': Our offices are open Monday through Friday except on national holidays. All money transfers, except for those between members of the same branch, will now be charged a transaction fee.
(Definition of except preposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of except

More Business English definitions for “except”

Definitions of “except” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More