What does express mean?

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Express

    eks-pres′, v.t. to press or force out: to emit: to represent or make known by a likeness or by words: to declare, reveal: to out into words: to state plainly: to designate.—adj. pressed or clearly brought out: exactly representing: directly stated: explicit: clear: intended or sent for a particular purpose.—adv. with haste: specially: with an express train.—n. a messenger or conveyance sent on a special errand: a regular and quick conveyance: (U.S.) a system organised for the speedy and safe transmission of parcels or merchandise.—n. Express′age, the system of carrying by express.—adj. Express′ible.—ns. Expres′sion, act of expressing or forcing out by pressure: act of representing or giving utterance to: faithful and vivid representation by language, art, the features, &c.: that which is expressed: look: feature: the manner in which anything is expressed: tone of voice or sound in music.—adjs. Expres′sional, of or pertaining to expression; Expres′sionless.—n. Expres′sion-stop, a stop in a harmonium, by which the performer can regulate the air to produce expression.—adj. Expres′sive, serving to express or indicate: full of expression: vividly representing: emphatic: significant.—adv. Expres′sively.—n. Expres′siveness.—adv. Express′ly.—ns. Express′-rī′fle, a modern sporting rifle for large game at short range, with heavy charge of powder and light bullet; Express′-train, a railway-train at high speed and with few stops; Expres′sure, the act of expressing: (Shak.) expression. [O. Fr. expresser—L. ex, out, pressāre, freq. of premĕre, pressum, to press.]

Editors Contribution

  1. express

    To communicate how you feel in language.

    They did express themselves peacefully which was great.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of express in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of express in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of express in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I write to express my love for the humanity.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    I'm not a writer, I just express in Words!

  3. President Barack Obama:

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

  4. Yasuhiko Funago:

    There aren't words enough to express my feelings.

  5. Romeo Santos:

    I don't have words to express how I feel tonight.

Images & Illustrations of express

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