Lexicon: except – exclude

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except, conj. [Fr. < L. past participle except- < excipĕre, take out; introduces a subordinate clause or verb phrase.]

  1. Unless; without.
  2. Other than if; unless it be the case that.
  3. Save; if it had not been that.
  4. Leaving out; not including particulars.
  5. Phrase. “Except to”: excluding; but for.
  6. Phrase. “Except that”: unless; [possibly] because.
  7. Phrase. “Except by”: unless; without.
  8. Phrase. “Except that”: without considering that.

except, prep. [from the verb “except”; see except, conj.; introduces a noun phrase.]

  1. Phrase. “Except to”: with the exclusion of; for all others but; to everyone else but.
  2. Phrase. “Except for”: were it not for.
  3. Phrase. “Except for”: with the exception of; unless one takes into consideration.
  4. Phrase. “Except through”: unless one takes into consideration.
  5. Phrase. “Except as”: save; but only; unless being.

excepting, prep. [from the verb “except”; see except, conj.]

Save; except; omitting; excluding; only not; with the exception of; not including; but taking out.

exception, n. [Anglo Norman < Fr. < L. past participle except- < excipĕre, take out.]

Exclusion; allowance; separate from others in a general rule.

excess (-es), n. [see exceed, v.]

Overindulgence; surplus; greed; exceeding beyond the rules of God's word.

exchange, n. [ME < AF < OFr < L.; see exchange, v.]

  1. Trade; switch; transposition; yielding; surrender.
  2. Replacement; substitution; relinquishment.
  3. Meeting; reciprocal giving and receiving; [fig.] dialogue; conversation.
  4. Transition; conversion; changeover; seasonal change.

exchange, v. [OFr < L.; see change, v.]

  1. Simultaneously give; yield to one another.
  2. Trade; barter; [fig.] meet; confer; converse.
  3. Relinquish; switch; surrender; give up; let go of.

exchequer, n. [OFr 'checker-work, a chess-board'.]

An ancient court of record, intended principally to collect and superintend the king's debts and duties or revenues.

exclaim, v. [L. 'to call out'.]

Yell; cry out.

exclude (-s), v. [L.'to shut out'.]

Deny; shut out; hinder from admission.