Definitions for expressɪkˈsprɛs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to put into words:
to express an idea.
to show; reveal:
to express one's anger by a look.
to communicate the opinions or feelings of (oneself).
to convey or represent; depict.
to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula.
to send by express.
to squeeze out:
to express the juice of grapes.
to exude or emit (an odor, etc.) as if under pressure.
(of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).
She defied my express command.
an express purpose.
direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops:
an express train.
used for direct or high-speed travel:
an express highway.
an express image.
(n.)an express vehicle.
a system of sending freight, parcels, mail, etc., that is faster but more expensive than ordinary service.
a company engaged in this business.
Brit. a messenger or a message specially sent.
something sent by express.
to travel express.
Origin of express:
1275–1325; < L expressus, ptp. of exprimere to squeeze, extract, express
express, express mail(noun)
mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
"he caught the express to New York"
rapid transport of goods
not tacit or implied
"her express wish"
without unnecessary stops
"an express train"; "an express shipment"
express, show, evince(verb)
give expression to
"She showed her disappointment"
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"
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"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
"Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
"Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
press out, express, extract(verb)
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
send by rapid transport or special messenger service
"She expressed the letter to Florida"
"please send the letter express"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
to communicate your feelings and ideas
She expresses herself through her art.
traveling in the quickest way
express mail/delivery; an express train/bus; I'll send it express.
exactly representing; exact
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
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 clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration
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
an express office
that which is sent by an express messenger or message
to press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit
to make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble
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
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
to denote; to designate
to send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3156
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3629
Rank popularity for the word 'express' in Nouns Frequency: #2892
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.
- spoed, snelAfrikaans
- expressoPortuguese (BR)
- ekspres-; il-Danish
- ταχύς, εξπρέςGreek
- سریع السیرFarsi
- express; exprèsFrench
- शीघ्र जाने वालाHindi
- ekspress-, transport-, frakt-Norwegian
- سریع السیرPersian
- express-, il-Swedish
- 快速的Chinese (Trad.)
- кур'єрський; терміновийUkrainian
- تیزی سے سفر کرنے والاUrdu
- nhanh; tốc hànhVietnamese
- 快速的Chinese (Simp.)
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