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Meaning of “except” in the English Dictionary

"except" in British English

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exceptpreposition, conjunction

uk   us   /ɪkˈsept/
(Definition of except from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"except" in American English

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exceptpreposition, conjunction

 us   /ɪkˈsept/
not ​including; but not: It’s ​cool and ​quieteverywhere except (for) the ​kitchen. Everyone is here except Peter. Except also ​means with this ​difference or in this ​case only: The ​twinslookexactlyalike except (that) one is ​slightlytaller. The ​desertedtown is ​silent, except when ​windrustles the ​weeds or ​bangs a ​door.

exceptverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsept/
to not ​include something or someone: When I say I didn’t like the ​Midwest, I except Chicago.
excepting
preposition, conjunction  us   /ɪkˈsep·tɪŋ/
Excepting the two ​people who ​left early, I ​think everyone ​enjoyed the ​tour.
(Definition of except from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"except" in Business English

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exceptpreposition

uk   us   /ɪkˈsept/ (also except for)
used to ​mean 'not ​including' or 'but not': Our ​offices are ​open Monday through Friday except on ​nationalholidays. All ​moneytransfers, except for those between ​members of the same ​branch, will now be ​charged a ​transactionfee.

exceptverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈsept/
to not ​include someone or something: be excepted from sth Materials used in ​farming are excepted from ​sales and use ​tax.excepting sth Virtually all new ​restaurants in the ​region are smoke ​free, excepting those ​connected to a ​bar.
(Definition of except from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “except”
in Korean -을 제외하고…
in Arabic ما عَدا…
in Malaysian kecuali…
in French sauf (que)…
in Russian кроме…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示不包括)除…之外…
in Italian eccetto (che), fuorché…
in Turkish ...den başka, ...in/ın dışında, ...hariç…
in Polish oprócz, z wyjątkiem…
in Spanish excepto, salvo…
in Vietnamese ngoại trừ…
in Portuguese exceto, fora…
in Thai นอกจาก…
in German außer…
in Catalan excepte…
in Japanese ~以外は…
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示不包括)除…之外…
in Indonesian kecuali…
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