Pronunciation: (ik-sept'),[key] —prep. 1. with the exclusion of; excluding; save; but: They were all there except me. 2. except for, if it were not for: She would travel more except for lack of money.
—conj. 1. only; with the exception (usually fol. by that): parallel cases except that one is younger than the other. 2. otherwise than; but (fol. by an adv., phrase, or clause): well fortified except here. 3. Archaic.unless.
Pronunciation: (ik-sept'),[key] —v.t. to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.
—v.i. to object (usually fol. by to or against): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.