part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in contrast; on the other hand.
- She tried but failed.
definition 2: except that; only.
- They wanted to play baseball, but it rained.
definition 3: except.
- We did nothing but talk all night.
part of speech: preposition
definition: with the exception of; except.
- No one went but me.
part of speech: adverb
definition: no more than; only; merely.
- I caught but a few fish.