except for

  • 1 except for — with the exception of A qualification by an auditor stating that the financial statements of the company audited give a true and fair view ‘except for’ the effects of any adjustments that might have been found necessary, had a limitation of scope …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 2 except for — preposition Date: 15th century 1. with the exception of < everyone was gone except for me > 2. were it not for < except for you I would be dead > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 3 except for — • but for • except for (from Idioms in Speech) if it had not been for (if it was not for) But for that your uncle would have been dead long ago. (J. Galsworthy) It was curious to reflect that, but for his meeting with these down and outs, he… …

    Idioms and examples

  • 4 except for — preposition : except II 1 except for your presence I would be bored …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 except for — or {formal}[but for] {prep.} 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. * /Except for John, the whole class passed the test./ 2. Without. * /I d have been lost but for you./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 except for — or {formal}[but for] {prep.} 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. * /Except for John, the whole class passed the test./ 2. Without. * /I d have been lost but for you./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 except\ for — or formal but for prep. 1. With the exception of; if (a certain person or thing) were left out; omitting. Except for John, the whole class passed the test. 2. Without. I d have been lost but for you …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 8 except for — idi if it were not for: She would travel more except for lack of money[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 except for — with the exception of, apart from, besides …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 except for one thing — not including something in particular. The car is beautiful and perfect, except for one thing the price …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 11 Except for opinion — An auditor s opinion reflecting the fact that the auditor was unable to audit certain areas of the company s operations because of restrictions imposed by management or other conditions beyond the auditor s control. The New York Times Financial… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 except for opinion — An auditor s opinion ( auditor s report) reflecting the fact that the auditor is unable to audit certain areas of the company s operations because of restrictions imposed by management or other conditions beyond the auditor s control. Bloomberg… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 except — [ek sept′, iksept′] vt. [ME excepten < OFr excepter < L exceptare, to take out, except < exceptus, pp. of excipere < ex , out + capere, to take: see HAVE] to leave out or take out; make an exception of; exclude; omit vi. Now Rare to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 except — Ⅰ. except UK US /ɪkˈsept/ preposition (also except for) ► used to mean not including or but not : »Our offices are open Monday through Friday except on national holidays. » All money transfers, except for those between members of the same branch …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 for|spend — «fr SPEHND», transitive verb, spent, spend|ing. to wear out or exhaust (rare except for the past participle): »Into the woods my Master came Forspent with love and shame (Sidney Lanier) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 except — ex|cept1 [ ık sept ] function word *** Except can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): We haven t told anyone except Leslie s dad. as a conjunction (followed by a clause or adverbial phrase): I d go and see him… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 except — 1 /Ik sept/ conjunction 1 except for a) apart from: Except for one old lady, the bus was empty. | The roads were clear except for a few cars. b) except for John/her/me etc leaving out or not including John, her etc: The children are all asleep… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 except — I UK [ɪkˈsept] / US conjunction, preposition *** Summary: Except can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): We haven t told anyone except Leslie s dad. as a conjunction (followed by a clause or adverbial phrase): I… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 except — ex|cept1 W2S2 [ıkˈsept] conj, prep 1.) used to introduce the only person, thing, action, fact, or situation about which a statement is not true ▪ The office is open every day except Sundays. ▪ You can have any of the cakes except this one. except …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 except*/*/*/ — [ɪkˈsept] grammar word summary: Except can be: ■ a preposition: We haven t told anyone except Leslie s dad. ■ a conjunction: I d go and see him myself, except I don t know where he lives. ■ used before a conjunction: I don t know much about the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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