part of speech: preposition

definition: apart from; not including; but.

  • Everyone except Mary went to the seashore.

synonyms: besides, but, save


part of speech: conjunction

definition 1: if it were not that; only; but.

  • We would have gone except it rained.

synonyms: but, only

definition 2: unless; otherwise than.

  • He never stopped talking except to take a drink of water.

synonyms: but