verb (used with object)
Origin of express
Synonyms for express
Antonyms for express
Examples from the Web for expressible
Historical Examples of expressible
She felt, moreover, an expressible tenderness for his sorrow.The Bertrams
All three are quantities and all are expressible in terms of units.
In science, the impression he makes upon me is only expressible by the words inspired, superhuman.Pioneers of Science
In the tongues of existing inferior races, only concrete objects and acts are expressible.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Also, as the Cartesian geometry shows, all the relations between points are expressible in terms of geometric quantities.
- 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.