Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To exclude. Or: Used to give the reason why something was not done or did not happen.

Usage examples (37)
  • There is no failure except in no longer trying.
  • Who here would know her name except someone who knew Nate, too?
  • They do not want the label except when they are trying to sell dross.
  • The Diocese of San Antonio shows no change in the statistics given under the title except that the Redemptorist for more
Tutoring comment
  • To "accept" means to receive or approve, while "except" means to exclude. An "excerpt" is a short part of something written or filmed.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.