[ ik-spres ]
/ ɪkˈsprɛs /
verb (used with object)
to put (thought) into words; utter or state: to express an idea clearly.
to show, manifest, or reveal: to express one's anger.
to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of (oneself), as in speaking, writing, or painting: He can express himself eloquently.
to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula: to express water as H2O; to express unknown quantities algebraically.
to send by express: to express a package or merchandise.
to press or squeeze out: to express the juice of grapes.
to exude or emit (a liquid, odor, etc.), as if under pressure: The roses expressed a sweet perfume.
Genetics. (of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).
clearly indicated; distinctly stated; definite; explicit; plain: He defied my express command.
special; definite: We have an express purpose in being here.
direct or fast, especially making few or no intermediate stops: an express train; an express elevator.
used for direct or high-speed travel: an express highway.
duly or exactly formed or represented: an express image.
pertaining to an express: an express agency.
an express train, bus, elevator, etc.
a 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.
a company engaged in this business.
British. a messenger or a message specially sent.
something sent by express.
by express: to travel express.
Origin of express
SYNONYMS FOR express
ANTONYMS FOR express
ex·press·er, ex·pres·sor, nounex·press·i·ble, adjectiveex·press·less, adjectiveo·ver·ex·press, verb (used with object)
pre·ex·press, verb (used with object)qua·si-ex·pressed, adjectivere·ex·press, verb (used with object)su·per·ex·press, nounun·ex·press·i·ble, adjectivewell-ex·pressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expressor
/ (ɪkˈsprɛs) /
to transform (ideas) into words; utter; verbalize
to show or reveal; indicatetears express grief
to communicate (emotion, etc) without words, as through music, painting, etc
to indicate through a symbol, formula, etc
to force or squeeze outto express the juice from an orange
to send by rapid transport or special messenger
express oneself to communicate one's thoughts or ideas
clearly indicated or shown; explicitly statedan express wish
done or planned for a definite reason or goal; particularan express purpose
of, concerned with, or designed for rapid transportation of people, merchandise, mail, money, etcexpress delivery; an express depot
- 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
Also called: express train a fast train stopping at none or only a few of the intermediate stations between its two termini
See express rifle
by means of a special delivery or express deliveryit went express
Derived Formsexpresser, nounexpressible, adjective
Word Origin for express
C14: from Latin expressus, literally: squeezed out, hence, prominent, from exprimere to force out, from ex- 1 + premere to press
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Medicine definitions for expressor
[ ĭk-sprĕs′ ]
To press or squeeze out.
To produce a phenotype. Used of a gene.
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