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 expressible
(So the sruti, neither the greatness nor minuteness of God is expressible by words).
She felt, moreover, an expressible tenderness for his sorrow.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
It is not expressible how deep a wound a tongue sharpened to this work will give, with no noise and a very little word.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Is it desired that this common part of the enunciations be expressible in words?
In science, the impression he makes upon me is only expressible by the words inspired, superhuman.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
- a system for sending merchandise, mail, money, etc, rapidly
- merchandise, mail, etc, conveyed by such a system
- mainly US and Canadian an 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.