verb (used with object)
Origin of express
Synonyms for express
Antonyms for express
Related Words for expressexplicit, expressed, high-speed, disclose, reveal, give, suggest, show, communicate, hint, declare, assert, indicate, say, convey, put, voice, tell, speak, premeditated
Examples from the Web for express
Contemporary Examples of express
He prefers to express himself through Twitter and leave it at that.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll
December 31, 2014
Of course, police have constitutional rights to express themselves.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
December 29, 2014
The second is strangled tongue disease, the English inability to express real feelings in conversation.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of express
Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I cannot find words to express my feelings on that point at all.Explorations in Australia
It has not; and we venture to express our confident belief, that it never will.
He says, he will convince you of his love by deeds, since he is not permitted by you to express it by words.
I knew not what to say; or rather how to express what I had to say.
- 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.