Definitions for expressɪkˈsprɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. express, express mail(noun)

    mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

  2. express, limited(noun)

    public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

    "he caught the express to New York"

  3. express, expressage(adj)

    rapid transport of goods

  4. express(adj)

    not tacit or implied

    "her express wish"

  5. express(verb)

    without unnecessary stops

    "an express train"; "an express shipment"

  6. express, show, evince(verb)

    give expression to

    "She showed her disappointment"

  7. express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to(verb)

    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

    "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"

  8. carry, convey, express(verb)

    serve as a means for expressing something

    "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"

  9. express, state(verb)

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

  10. express(verb)

    manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)

    "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"

  11. press out, express, extract(verb)

    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

  12. express(adverb)

    send by rapid transport or special messenger service

    "She expressed the letter to Florida"

  13. express(adverb)

    by express

    "please send the letter express"


  1. Express(a.)

    of or pertaining to an express train or other conveyance designated an express; makiung few or no intermediate stops; as, an express stop; an express fare; an express elevator.

  2. Express(n.)

    a railway train or bus for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality; a train or bus that does not stop at certain stations. Contrasted to local; as, take the express to get there faster.

  3. Express(v. t.)

    To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.7. (Genetics) to produce products that cause the appearance of the corresponding phenotype; -- of a gene or of an organism with a specific gene; as, to express the beta-galactosidase gene,

  4. Origin: [Cf. OF. espresser, expresser, L. exprimere, expressum. See Express, a.; cf. Sprain.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Express(adj)

    exactly representing; exact

  2. Express(adj)

    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

  3. Express(adj)

    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

  4. Express(noun)

    a clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration

  5. Express(noun)

    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

  6. Express(noun)

    an express office

  7. Express(noun)

    that which is sent by an express messenger or message

  8. Express(adj)

    to press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit

  9. Express(adj)

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

  10. Express(adj)

    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

  11. Express(adj)

    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

  12. Express(adj)

    to denote; to designate

  13. Express(adj)

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

  14. Origin: [F. exprs, L. expressus, p. p. of exprimere to express; ex. out + premere To press. See Press.]


  1. Express

    EXPRESS is an American fashion retailer addressed for young women and men headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and New York, New York. Express operates over 600 stores in the United States and generates $1.8 billion in annual sales.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3156

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3629

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Nouns Frequency: #2892

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Verbs Frequency: #184

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I write to express my love for the humanity.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    By taking down that flag we express God's grace.

  3. Michel de Montaigne:

    I quote others in order to better express myself.

  4. Rodney Pistorius:

    I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney.

  5. Andrei Margulev:

    We don't have any other avenues to express ourselves.

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