Express meaning

ĭk-sprĕs
To convey or suggest a representation of; depict.

The painting expresses the rage of war victims.

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To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula.

Express a fraction as a decimal.

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Characterized by speed or velocity.
  • 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.
  • For expedited service.
    express checkout.
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Definitely and explicitly stated.

Their express wish.

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Particular; specific.

An express plan.

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To squeeze or press out, as juice from an orange.
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To send by special messenger or rapid transport.

Express a package to Los Angeles.

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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.

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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.

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A means of transport, such as a train, that travels rapidly and makes few or no stops before its destination.
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To press out or squeeze out (juice, etc.)
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To get by pressure; elicit by force; extort.
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To put into words; represent by language; state.
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To make known; reveal; show.

His face expressed sorrow.

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To picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.
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To show by sign; symbolize; signify.

The sign + expresses addition.

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To send by express.
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Exact.

She is the express image of her aunt.

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Made for or suited to a special purpose.

Express regulations.

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Fast, direct, and making few stops.

An express train.

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By express.
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The pony express.
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Any method or means of swift transmission.
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To press or squeeze out.
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To synthesize a product, especially a protein, encoded by a gene.
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To manifest a genetic trait or the effects of a gene.
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See QuarkXPress and MEAN.
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Direct, immediate, clear.
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(not comparable) Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.
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(comparable) Specific or precise; directly and distinctly stated; not merely implied.

I gave him express instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me.

This book cannot be copied without the express permission of the publisher.

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Truly depicted; exactly resembling.

In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance.

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A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.

I took the express into town.

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An express rifle.

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A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier.
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An express office.
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That which is sent by an express messenger or message.

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​ To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.
  • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity.
    We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith. As we reached the lodge we heard the whistle, and we backed up against one side of the platform as the train pulled up at the other.

Words cannot express the love I feel for him.

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To press, squeeze out (especially said of milk).
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(biochemistry) To translate messenger RNA into protein.
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(biochemistry) To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger RNA.
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(obsolete) The action of conveying some idea using words or actions; communication, expression.
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(obsolete) A specific statement or instruction.
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By express delivery or transport.
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express oneself
  • to state one's thoughts
  • to give expression to one's feelings, imagination, etc., in creative or artistic activity
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of express

  • Middle English expressen from Old French expresser from Medieval Latin expressāre frequentative of Latin exprimere ex- ex- premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French exprès, from Latin expressus, past participle of exprimere (see Etymology 2, below).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French espresser, expresser, from frequentative form of Latin exprimere.

    From Wiktionary