express


express
expresser, expressor, n.expressible, adj.expressless, adj.
/ik spres"/, v.t.
1. to put (thought) into words; utter or state: to express an idea clearly.
2. to show, manifest, or reveal: to express one's anger.
3. to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of (oneself), as in speaking, writing, or painting: He can express himself eloquently.
4. to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula: to express water as H2O; to express unknown quantities algebraically.
5. to send by express: to express a package or merchandise.
6. to press or squeeze out: to express the juice of grapes.
7. to exude or emit (a liquid, odor, etc.), as if under pressure: The roses expressed a sweet perfume.
8. Genetics. (of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).
adj.
9. clearly indicated; distinctly stated; definite; explicit; plain: He defied my express command.
10. special; definite: We have an express purpose in being here.
11. direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops: an express train; an express elevator.
12. used for direct or high-speed travel: an express highway.
13. duly or exactly formed or represented: an express image.
14. pertaining to an express: an express agency.
n.
15. an express train, bus, elevator, etc.
16. 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.
17. a company engaged in this business.
18. Brit. a messenger or a message specially sent.
19. something sent by express.
adv.
20. by express: to travel express.
21. Obs. expressly.
[1275-1325; ME expressen < L expressus (ptp. of exprimere). See EX-1, PRESS1]
Syn. 1. declare, word, formulate. 2. indicate. 4. designate, signify, denote. 9. obvious, unambiguous. 10. particular, singular. 11. swift, rapid, nonstop. 13. accurate, precise. 16. courier.
Ant. 2. conceal.

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