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express meaning

[ iks'pres ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "express""express" in a sentence
  • Verb: express  ik'spres
    1. Give expression to
      - show, evince 
    2. Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
      "She expressed her anger"
      - verbalize, verbalise [Brit], utter, give tongue to 
    3. Serve as a means for expressing something
      - carry, convey 
    4. Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
      "Can you express this distance in kilometres?"
      - state 
    5. Manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
      "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait" 
    6. Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
      "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
      - press out, extract 
    7. Send by rapid transport or special messenger service
      "She expressed the letter to Florida"
    Adjective: express  ik'spres
    1. Not tacit or implied
      "her express wish" 
    2. Without unnecessary stops
      "an express train"; "an express shipment"
    Adverb: express  ik'spres
    1. By express
      "please send the letter express"
    Noun: express  ik'spres
    1. Mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
      - express mail 
    2. Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
      "he caught the express to New York"
      - limited 
    3. Rapid transport of goods
      - expressage [US]

    Derived forms: expressing, expresses, expressed

    See also: explicit, expressed, expressible, expression, expressive, expressly, fast

    Type of: acquire, actualise [Brit], actualize, communicate, convey, denote, get, intercommunicate, mail, post [Brit], public transport, realise [Brit], realize, refer, send, shipping, substantiate, transport, transportation

    Antonym: local

    Encyclopedia: Express

  • [Business]
    verb, adjective, adverb, noun

    verb [+ obj]


    to describe an amount, a quantity, etc. using a particular unit of measurement:

    On the income statement, costs are expressed as a percentage of sales.

    Expressed in dollars, sales increased by 23%.

    Express each performance target in numerical terms.


    to send sth by express post/mail:

    As soon as I receive payment I will express the book to you.

    adjective [only before noun]


    travelling very fast; sent or delivered very quickly:

    an express bus

    The parcel was sent by express mail.

    We offer an express delivery service.


    (about a piece of business, etc.) that can be done very quickly:

    express clearance through customs

    Use the express checkout if you are buying five items or fewer.

    3 (Law )

    (about a part of a contract) that is stated or put in writing and agreed:

    It was an express term of the contract that their employment was for a period of four years.

    There was no express agreement to charge interest.

    All warranties as to the quality of the goods, whether express or implied, are excluded.



    using a special fast service:

    I'd like to send this package express, please.


    1 [C]

    a fast train or bus that does not stop at many places

    2 [U]

    a service for sending or transporting things quickly; a company that provides this:

    The books were sent by express.


  • [Medicine]
    1 : to make known or exhibit by an expression
    a : to force out by pressure ‹women who work outside the home can express and store breast milk —J. Raloff›
    b : to subject to pressure so as to extract something ‹some pumps express one breast at a time —Paula Lynn Parks›
    3 : to cause (a gene) to manifest its effects in the phenotype

  • [Computer]
    1. A language supporting concurrency through message passing to named message queues from ParaSoft Corporation

    2. Data definition language, meant to become an ISO standard for product data representation and exchange. TC 184/SC4 N83, ISO, 1991-05-31. E-mail:

    3. A data modelling language adopted by the ISO working group on STEP.
  • We have engaged three express tickets.
  • Imagine a piece of music which expresses love.
  • It's a stopping train, not an express.
  • You are the express image of your father.
  • Let all people express their opinions freely.
  • No words can fully express my gratitude.
  • We can express this statement as an epigram.
  • Words can hardly express our gratitude to you.
  • Do not lightly express your approval or disapproval.
  • Let everybody freely express his views.
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