Definitions for: Express


[n] rapid transport of goods
[n] public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes a limited number of scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York"
[n] mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
[adv] by express; "please send the letter express"
[adj] not tacit or implied; "her express wish"
[adj] without unnecessary stops; "an express train"; "an express shipment"
[v] articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
[v] give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
[v] send my rapid transport or special messenger service; "She expressed the letter to Florida"
[v] serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"
[v] indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
[v] obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
[v] manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*press" ([e^]ks*pr[e^]s"), a. [F. expr[`e]s, L.
expressus, p. p. of exprimere to express; ex. out + premere
To press. See Press.]
1. Exactly representing; exact.

Their human countenance The express resemblance of
the gods. --Milton.

2. Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not
implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by
intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, express
consent; an express statement.

I have express commandment. --Shak.

3. Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express;
sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special
speed; as, an express messenger or train. Also used
adverbially.

A messenger sent express from the other world.
--Atterbury.

Express color. (Law) See the Note under Color, n., 8.

Syn: Explicit; clear; unambiguous. See Explicit.


Ex*press", n. [Cf. F. expr[`e]s a messenger.]
1. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain
declaration. [Obs.]

The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on
earth. --Jer. Taylor.

2. A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a
regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system
for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or
parcels; also, a railway train for transporting passengers
or goods with speed and punctuality.

3. An express office.

She charged him . . . to ask at the express if
anything came up from town. --E. E. Hale.

4. That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
[Obs.] --Eikon Basilike.

Express office, an office where packages for an express are
received or delivered.


Ex*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expressed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Expressing.] [Cf. OF. espresser, expresser, L.
exprimere, expressum. See Express, a.; cf. Sprain.]
1. To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of
grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.

All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.
--Bacon.

And th'idle breath all utterly expressed. --Spenser.

Halters and racks can not express from thee More
than by deeds. --B. Jonson.

2. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or
likeness; to represent; to resemble.

Each skillful artist shall express thy form. --E.
Smith.

So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.
--Dryden.

3. To give a true impression of; to represent and make known;
to manifest plainly; to show in general; to exhibit, as an
opinion or feeling, by a look, gesture, and esp. by
language; to declare; to utter; to tell.

My words express my purpose. --Shak.

They expressed in their lives those excellent
doctrines of morality. --Addison.

4. To make known the opinions or feelings of; to declare what
is in the mind of; to show (one's self); to cause to
appear; -- used reflexively.

Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation
against me, one evening. --Pope.

5. To denote; to designate.

Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed
by their names. --Num. i. 17.

6. To send by express messenger; to forward by special
opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to
express a package.

Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.

Synonyms: carry, evince, explicit, express mail, expressage, expressed, extract, fast, give tongue to, press out, show, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Antonyms: local

See Also: accent, accentuate, acquire, articulate, beam, blaspheme, breathe, burst out, call out, clamor, clamour, communicate, connote, convey, cry, cry out, curse, cuss, denote, display, drop, emphasise, emphasize, evoke, exclaim, exude, formulate, get, get off, give, give vent, hurl, impart, imply, imprecate, intercommunicate, mail, mail, marvel, measure, menace, outcry, paint a picture, phrase, pony express, pooh-pooh, post, pour out, public transport, punctuate, quantify, raise, ream, refer, represent, reveal, say, send, shipping, shout, shout out, show, smile, sneer, state, stress, suggest, swear, tell, throw, transport, transportation, vent, ventilate, venture, vociferate, voice, vote, wish, word

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