- The definition of express is something that has a specific purpose or something that operates at a faster-than-normal speed.
- An example of express is when the purpose to go to a store is just to buy milk.
- An example of express is a train that gets you where you are going five times faster than other trains.
- To express is to convey what you are thinking and feeling, either verbally or otherwise.
An example of express is when you make a face because you are mad.
express definition by Webster's New World
- to press out or squeeze out (juice, etc.)
- to get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
- to put into words; represent by language; state
- to make known; reveal; show: his face expressed sorrow
- to show (a genetic trait)
- to picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.
- to show by sign; symbolize; signify: the sign + expresses addition
- ☆ to send by express
Origin: Middle English expressen ; from Midieval Latin expressare ; from Classical Latin expressus, past participle of exprimere, to express, literally , force out ; from ex-, out plush premere: see press
- expressed and not implied; explicit: to give express orders
- specific: his express reason for going
- exact: she is the express image of her aunt
- made for or suited to a special purpose: express regulations
Origin: orig., for the express purpose of running to one stationfast, direct, and making few stops: an express train
- characterized by speed or velocity; specif.,
- for fast driving: an express highway
- high-speed: an express bullet
- for high-speed projectiles: an express rifle
- having to do with railway express, pony express, etc.
Origin: ME & OFr expres < L expressus
- Chiefly Brit.
- a special messenger; courier
- a message delivered by such a messenger; dispatch sent swiftly
- an express train, bus, elevator, etc.
- an express rifle
- the pony express
- a method or service for transporting goods or sending money or mail rapidly, but at extra cost
- the goods transported or money sent by express
- a business concern operating such a service
- any method or means of swift transmission
express definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ex·pressed, ex·press·ing, ex·press·es
- To set forth in words; state.
- To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show. See Synonyms at vent1.
- To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
- To convey or suggest a representation of; depict: The painting expresses the rage of war victims.
- To represent by a sign or a symbol; symbolize: express a fraction as a decimal.
- To squeeze or press out, as juice from an orange.
- To send by special messenger or rapid transport: express a package to Los Angeles.
- Genetics a. To cause (itself) to produce an effect or a phenotype. Used of a gene: The gene expressed itself under specific environmental conditions.b. To manifest the effects of (a gene): Half of the people who inherit the gene express it.c. To manifest (a genetic trait): All the mice in the study expressed the defect.
- Definitely and explicitly stated: their express wish. See Synonyms at explicit.
- Particular; specific: an express plan.
- a. Sent out with or moving at high speed.b. Direct, rapid, and usually nonstop: express delivery of packages; an express bus.c. Of, relating to, or appropriate for rapid travel: express lanes on a freeway.
- a. A rapid, efficient system for the delivery of goods and mail.b. Goods and mail conveyed by such a system.
- A means of transport, such as a train, that travels rapidly and makes few or no stops before its destination.
- Chiefly British a. A special messenger.b. A message delivered by special courier.
Origin: Middle English expressen, from Old French expresser, from Medieval Latin expressāre, frequentative of Latin exprimere : ex-, ex- + premere, to press; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
- ex·pressˈer noun
- ex·pressˈi·ble adjective
express - Computer Definition
express - Legal Definition
express - Medical Definition
- To press or squeeze out.
- To produce a phenotype. Used of a gene.
express - Phrases/Idioms
- to state one's thoughts
- to give expression to one's feelings, imagination, etc., in creative or artistic activity