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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•press /ɪkˈsprɛs/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to put into words:to express an idea.
  2. to show;
    reveal:She expressed her anger.
  3. to communicate one's opinions or feelings:[+ oneself]He expressed himself eloquently.
  4. to represent by a symbol, figure, or formula:to express water as H2O.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. clearly indicated;
    explicit:She defied her parents' express command.
  2. special;
    definite:It was her express purpose not to get emotional.
  3. direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops:an express train.
  4. sent faster than ordinary mail:express mail.

  1. Transport an express vehicle:[countable]The express whipped through the station.

  1. Transportby express:to travel express.
See -press-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•press  (ik spres),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to put (thought) into words;
    utter or state:to express an idea clearly.
  2. to show, manifest, or reveal:to express one's anger.
  3. to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of (oneself ), as in speaking, writing, or painting:He can express himself eloquently.
  4. to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula:to express water asH2O;
    to express unknown quantities algebraically.
  5. to send by express:to express a package or merchandise.
  6. to press or squeeze out:to express the juice of grapes.
  7. to exude or emit (a liquid, odor, etc.), as if under pressure:The roses expressed a sweet perfume.
  8. Genetics(of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).

  1. clearly indicated;
    distinctly stated;
    plain:He defied my express command.
  2. special;
    definite:We have an express purpose in being here.
  3. direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops:an express train; an express elevator.
  4. Transportused for direct or high-speed travel:an express highway.
  5. duly or exactly formed or represented:an express image.
  6. pertaining to an express:an express agency.

  1. Transportan express train, bus, elevator, etc.
  2. Businessa system or method of sending freight, parcels, money, etc., that is faster and safer, but more expensive, than ordinary freight service:We agree to send the package by express.
  3. Businessa company engaged in this business.
  4. British Termsa messenger or a message specially sent.
  5. something sent by express.

  1. Transportby express:to travel express.
  2. [Obs.]expressly.
ex•presser, ex•pressor, n. 
ex•pressi•ble, adj. 
ex•pressless, adj. 
  • Latin expressus (past participle of exprimere). See ex-1, press1
  • Middle English expressen 1275–1325
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged declare, word, formulate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged indicate.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged designate, signify, denote.
    • 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged obvious, unambiguous.
    • 10.See corresponding entry in Unabridged particular, singular.
    • 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged swift, rapid, nonstop.
    • 13.See corresponding entry in Unabridged accurate, precise.
    • 16.See corresponding entry in Unabridged courier.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conceal.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

express /ɪkˈsprɛs/ vb (transitive)
  1. to transform (ideas) into words; utter; verbalize
  2. to show or reveal; indicate
  3. to communicate (emotion, etc) without words, as through music, painting, etc
  4. to indicate through a symbol, formula, etc
  5. to force or squeeze out: to express the juice from an orange
  6. express oneselfto communicate one's thoughts or ideas
adj (prenominal)
  1. clearly indicated or shown; explicitly stated
  2. done or planned for a definite reason or goal; particular
  3. of, concerned with, or designed for rapid transportation of people, merchandise, mail, money, etc: express delivery, an express depot
  1. a system for sending merchandise, mail, money, etc, rapidly
  2. merchandise, mail, etc, conveyed by such a system
  3. chiefly US Canadian an enterprise operating such a system
  4. Also called: express train a fast train stopping at none or only a few of the intermediate stations between its two termini
  1. by means of a special delivery or express delivery
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin expressus, literally: squeezed out, hence, prominent, from exprimere to force out, from ex-1 + premere to press

exˈpresser n exˈpressible adj

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