What does express mean?

Definitions for express
ɪkˈsprɛsex·press

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. express, express mailnoun

    mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

  2. express, limitednoun

    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, expressageadjective

    rapid transport of goods

  4. expressadjective

    not tacit or implied

    "her express wish"

  5. expressverb

    without unnecessary stops

    "an express train"; "an express shipment"

  6. express, show, evinceverb

    give expression to

    "She showed her disappointment"

  7. express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toverb

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

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

  8. carry, convey, expressverb

    serve as a means for expressing something

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

  9. express, stateverb

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

  10. expressverb

    manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)

    "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"

  11. press out, express, extractverb

    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

  12. expressadverb

    send by rapid transport or special messenger service

    "She expressed the letter to Florida"

  13. expressadverb

    by express

    "please send the letter express"

GCIDE

  1. Expressadjective

    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.

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

  2. Expressnoun

    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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. exprs a messenger.]

  3. Expressverb

    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,

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expressadjective

    exactly representing; exact

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

  2. Expressadjective

    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

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

  3. Expressadjective

    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

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

  4. Expressnoun

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

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

  5. Expressnoun

    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

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

  6. Expressnoun

    an express office

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

  7. Expressnoun

    that which is sent by an express messenger or message

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

  8. Expressadjective

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

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

  9. Expressadjective

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

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

  10. Expressadjective

    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

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

  11. Expressadjective

    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

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

  12. Expressadjective

    to denote; to designate

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

  13. Expressadjective

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

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

Freebase

  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 we feel in language.

    They did express themselves peacefully which was great.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  
  2. express

    To release energy in a calm manner.

    We are efficient in how we express our emotions.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2020  
  3. express

    To use energy to create or cocreate.

    The artist is delighted to express the meaning of the moment of time accurately.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 5, 2020  

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

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

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

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

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Numerology

  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. Helen H. Gardner:

    The most fatal blow to progress is slavery of the intellect. The most sacred right of humanity is the right to think, and next to the right to think is the right to express that thought without fear.

  2. Kees Sterk:

    We're here to express our concerns about the situation, about the independence of judges, independence of the Supreme Court.

  3. Sophia Rotunno:

    I'm proud to be an American, and our President loves America and I'm here also to express our First Amendment right.

  4. President Vladimir Putin:

    I want to express the hope that under your leadership the Turkish people will cope with this problem and that order and constitutional legality will be restored.

  5. Ben Lecomte:

    I knew it was something that was part of me and my identity, the way I look at it is as a way to express Ben Lecomte.

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