express


express
express [ek spres′, ikspres′]
vt.
[ME expressen < ML expressare < L expressus, pp. of exprimere, to express, lit., force out < ex-, out + premere: see PRESS1]
1. to press out or squeeze out (juice, etc.)
2. to get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
3. to put into words; represent by language; state
4.
a) to make known; reveal; show [his face expressed sorrow]
b) to show (a genetic trait)
5. to picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.
6. to show by sign; symbolize; signify [the sign + expresses addition ]
7. to send by express
adj.
[ME & OFr expres < L expressus]
1.
a) expressed and not implied; explicit [to give express orders]
b) specific [his express reason for going]
2. exact [she is the express image of her aunt]
3. made for or suited to a special purpose [express regulations]
4. [orig., for the express purpose of running to one station] fast, direct, and making few stops [an express train]
5. characterized by speed or velocity; specif.,
a) for fast driving [an express highway]
b) high-speed [an express bullet]
c) for high-speed projectiles [an express rifle]
d) having to do with railway express, pony express, etc.
adv.
by express
n.
1. Chiefly Brit.
a) a special messenger; courier
b) a message delivered by such a messenger; dispatch sent swiftly
2.
a) an express train, bus, elevator, etc.
b) an express rifle
3. the pony express
4.
a) a method or service for transporting goods or sending money or mail rapidly, but at extra cost
b) the goods transported or money sent by express
c) a business concern operating such a service
5. any method or means of swift transmission
SYN.- EXPLICIT, UTTER2
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express oneself
1. to state one's thoughts
2. to give expression to one's feelings, imagination, etc., in creative or artistic activity
expresser
n.
expressible
adj.

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