Definitions for expressɪkˈsprɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to put into words:

    to express an idea.

  2. to show; reveal:

    to express one's anger by a look.

  3. to communicate the opinions or feelings of (oneself).

  4. to convey or represent; depict.

  5. to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula.

  6. to send by express.

  7. to squeeze out:

    to express the juice of grapes.

  8. to exude or emit (an odor, etc.) as if under pressure.

  9. (of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).

    Category: Genetics

  10. (adj.)clearly indicated:

    She defied my express command.

  11. special; definite:

    an express purpose.

  12. direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops:

    an express train.

  13. used for direct or high-speed travel:

    an express highway.

    Category: Transportation

  14. precise; exact:

    an express image.

  15. (n.)an express vehicle.

    Category: Transportation

  16. a system of sending freight, parcels, mail, etc., that is faster but more expensive than ordinary service.

    Category: Business

  17. a company engaged in this business.

    Category: Business

  18. Brit. a messenger or a message specially sent.

    Category: British

  19. something sent by express.

  20. (adv.)by express:

    to travel express.

    Category: Transportation

  21. Obs. expressly.

Origin of express:

1275–1325; < L expressus, ptp. of exprimere to squeeze, extract, express


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. express(verb)ɪkˈsprɛs

    to use words or actions to explain a feeling or idea

    members of the public expressing their anger; It's difficult to express how strongly I feel.; to express worries/doubts/interest/surprise etc.

  2. expressɪkˈsprɛs

    to communicate your feelings and ideas

    She expresses herself through her art.

  3. express(adjective)ɪkˈsprɛs

    traveling in the quickest way

    express mail/delivery; an express train/bus; I'll send it express.

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


  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

Translations for express

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast

an express train; express delivery.

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