Verb: express ik'spres
Adjective: express ik'spres
- Give expression to
- show, evince
- Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
"She expressed her anger"
- verbalize, verbalise [Brit], utter, give tongue to
- Serve as a means for expressing something
- carry, convey
- Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
"Can you express this distance in kilometres?"
- Manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
"Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
- Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
- press out, extract
- Send by rapid transport or special messenger service
"She expressed the letter to Florida"
Adverb: express ik'spres
- Not tacit or implied
"her express wish"
- Without unnecessary stops
"an express train"; "an express shipment"
Noun: express ik'spres
- By express
"please send the letter express"
- Mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
- express mail
- Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
"he caught the express to New York"
- 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
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.
a fast train or bus that does not stop at many places
a service for sending or transporting things quickly; a company that provides this:
The books were sent by express.
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