Definitions of express

  1. serve as a means for expressing something; " The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; " His voice carried a lot af anger"
  2. give expression to; " She showed her disappointment"
  3. manifest the effects of ( a gene or genetic trait); " Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
  4. rapid transport of goods
  5. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes a limited number of scheduled stops; " he caught the express to New York"
  6. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
  7. by express; " please send the letter express"
  8. not tacit or implied; " her express wish"
  9. without unnecessary stops; " an express train"; " an express shipment"
  10. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; " She expressed her anger"; " He uttered a curse"
  11. send my rapid transport or special messenger service; " She expressed the letter to Florida"
  12. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; " Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
  13. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; " Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
  14. Exactly representing; exact.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.
  18. 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.
  19. An express office.
  20. That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
  21. To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
  22. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.
  23. 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.
  24. To denote; to designate.
  25. To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.
  26. 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.
  27. To make known in any way, especially by language; utter; show; represent; squeeze out; to send by quick and direct conveyance.
  28. Plainly stated; exact; not implied; specially prepared; denoting a company whose business it is to transport goods; as, an express company.
  29. A person or vehicle that carries letters or small packages rapidly; a fast railway train, stopping only at principal stations; a regular method of conveyance for passengers, packages, mails, etc.
  30. Expressible.
  31. To press or force out: to represent or make known by a likeness or by words: to declare: to designate.
  32. Pressed or clearly brought out: exactly representing: directly stated: explicit: clear: intended or sent for a particular purpose.
  33. A messenger or conveyance sent on a special errand: a regular and quick conveyance: an express train on a railroad is called The Express; it usually carries passengers as well as express packages; there are also express freight trains for carrying perishable goods, and also time- contract imperishable goods; freight cars on such trains are now on many American railroads equipped with automatic air- brakes and other appliances necessary for safety and speed.
  35. Directly stated; clear.
  36. Messenger sent on a special errand; regular and swift conveyance.
  37. To press out; represent by likeness or words; make known.
  38. To set forth; declare.
  39. To press out.
  40. To send by express.
  41. Set forth distinctly; explicit; plain; direct.
  42. Done or carried by express or with speed.
  43. Exactly like; very.
  44. A system of rapid transportation.
  45. A message; dispatch; also, a messenger bearing dispatches; a currier.
  46. A messenger or a conveyance sent on a special errand; the message sent; a regular conveyance, as a railway train, which goes with speed and direct.
  47. To press or squeeze out; to utter or set forth in words; to make manifest; to exhibit; to resemble; to form a likeness of; to designate; to extort; to elicit; to despatch by express.
  48. Plain; clear; given in direct terms; sent on a particular errand; intended for a particular purpose; copied, or resembling- applied to painting, sculpture, & c.; employed as a direct and speedy conveyance; used adverbially, on purpose; for a particular end.
  49. Any direct and fast conveyance; a messenger or vehicle sent on purpose; a special message.
  50. To press or squeeze out; to declare in words; to utter; to represent; to denote.

Usage examples for express

  1. By what express company were they sent to you? – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  2. He hesitated, being at a loss how to express his ideas; then he continued in a short, sharp tone,- " You love Miss Ville- Handry?" – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  3. He keeps his head cool for the express purpose of watching such as you. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  4. I walk about the world as one, but I express the wish of two. – The Path to Home by Edgar A. Guest
  5. There were no words that could express what they felt. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  6. If Charles was of the same opinion he did not express it. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  7. I do not know how I could express to my friends what I felt; they would not understand it if I tried to explain it. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. I am very thankful to you, but will express myself better later on. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  9. There was no need for the brothers to express in words all the compassion and anger which stirred their hearts. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  10. 2. Use no more words than are necessary, fully to express your meaning. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  11. " I am here for that express purpose. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  12. I shall never speak of it, never- except at your express request. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. I can only express my deep regret that it is not noble. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  14. He was making express time and would not even stop to shake hands. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  15. You must assist me to express my gratitude." – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  16. I cannot tell you, I cannot find words to express how much I love you; you're everything to me. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  17. I called that day in Rangoon for the express purpose of telling you everything, but I couldn't in the presence of a third person." – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  18. That's the opinion of her I am endeavouring to express. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  19. Betteridge had, at the express request of the Chief, come back for one term. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh