- excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; except: Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished.
- Archaic. except; unless; save.
Origin of excepting
- to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.
- to object (usually followed by to or against): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.
Origin of except2
Related Words for exceptingexclude, bate, object, bar, exempt, omit, expostulate, disallow, protest, suspend, eliminate, reject, ban, debar, taboo, remonstrate, inveigh
Examples from the Web for excepting
Contemporary Examples of excepting
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
But then, excepting Strike and his plucky assistant, Robin, almost no one in this story is particularly nice.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’
June 13, 2014
I saw houses, empty and silent, with neither light nor life about any of them excepting one.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Excepting a relatively small number of children, every illegal immigrant in the U.S. entered knowing they were breaking the law.Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration
June 18, 2013
Historical Examples of excepting
A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it.The Devil's Dictionary
He slept well, excepting when he was awakened by the roar of a bear or some other wild animal.The Hunted Outlaw
Excepting, however, in their enthusiasm, no two men could be less alike in character.Self-Help
Will a five-cent tax on single purchases (excepting foodstuffs) of $5?War Taxation
Otto H. Kahn
Excepting when he was with the army, he would never get on horseback.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
- excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
- an archaic word for unless
- Also: except for other than; apart from; with the exception ofhe likes everyone except you; except for this mistake, you did very well
- except that (conjunction) but for the fact that; were it not true that
- an archaic word for unless
- informal except that; but for the fact thatI would have arrived earlier, except I lost my way
- (tr) to leave out; omit; exclude
- (intr often foll by to) rare to take exception; object
Word Origin for except
Word Origin and History for excepting
late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).