Except meaning in English | Easy explanation | Indian dictionary

Except meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Except’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Except’ pronunciation= ik-sept, ek-sept

Except meaning in English

When we mention something that is not included in the statement, we use ‘Except’.

1. With the exclusion of

2. With the exception of

Except- English meaning
to the exclusion of
so long as
drop out
in addition to this

The past tense of the word ‘Except’ is ‘Excepted’ and the present participle or gerund is ‘Excepting’.

The word ‘Except’ acts as a Preposition, Verb, and Conjunction.

Except preposition

With the exception of

Not including

Other than


▪ I was dressed except for my coat.

▪ There was nothing in the cupboard except apple juice.

▪ The barbershop is open every day except Wednesday.

▪ They all came, except Santosh.

Except verb

To exclude

Specify as excluded from a category.


▪ To except to a witness or his testimony.

▪ All students’ names are on the list except Suresh.

Except conjunction

‘Except’ is used before a statement that states an exceptional condition.


▪ I didn’t tell her anything, except that I divorced Mary.

▪ I love all types of fruit except guava.

▪ I love coffee except for tea.

▪ Everybody passed the exam except Roshani.

▪ I go to the gym every day except Friday.

‘Except’ other meanings

my contact except= Besides my contact

except me= Besides me

all except=  All barring, all besides

all except one= All besides one

except one= Besides one

except one thing= Besides one thing

except one person= Besides one person

‘Except’ Synonyms-antonyms

The synonyms of the word ‘Except’ are as follows.

Not including
Other than
Exclusive of
Not counting
Leaving out

The antonyms of the word ‘Except’ are as follows.

Together with


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