verb (used with object)
- exposure index,
- exposure keratitis,
- exposure meter,
- express delivery,
- express lane,
- express mail,
- express oneself,
- express rifle
Origin of express
Examples from the Web for express
He prefers to express himself through Twitter and leave it at that.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, police have constitutional rights to express themselves.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second is strangled tongue disease, the English inability to express real feelings in conversation.
The idea that I might simply want to express my independent thoughts was alien to them.
Like many non-religious people around the world, I use the Internet to express my thoughts.
We could not express ourselves fully if we lacked any of these parts of speech.Plain English|Marian Wharton
His brow wrinkled, as though he were trying to express a thought for which he had no words.Dearest|Henry Beam Piper
It makes the best quality of charcoal, and in many parts of England the tree is raised for this express purpose.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
In conclusion I should like to express in words what must be only too apparent to every reader of this statement.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
I may be allowed to express the hope that our labors in this direction will not be void of such useful results.
- a system for sending merchandise, mail, money, etc, rapidly
- merchandise, mail, etc, conveyed by such a system
- mainly US and Canadianan enterprise operating such a system
Word Origin for express
late 14c., from Old French espresser "press, squeeze out; speak one's mind" (Modern French exprimer), Medieval Latin expressare, frequentative of exprimere "represent, describe," literally "to press out" (source of Italian espresso; the sense evolution here is perhaps via an intermediary sense of something like "clay that takes under pressure takes the form of an image"), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pressare "to press, push," from Latin premere (see press (v.1)). Related: Expressed; expresses; expressing.
late 14c., from Old French expres, from Latin expressus "clearly presented," past participle of exprimere (see express (v.)). This led to the noun (first attested 1610s) meaning "special messenger." Sense of "business or system for sending money or parcels" is 1794. An express train (1841) originally ran to a certain station.