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Verb: express  ik'spres or ek'spres
  1. Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    "She expressed her anger";
    - verbalize, verbalise [Brit], utter, give tongue to
  2. Make evident or clear
    "She expressed her disappointment";
    - show, evince [formal]
  3. Serve as a means for expressing something
    "The painting of Mary expresses motherly love";
    - 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"
Noun: express  ik'spres or ek'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]
Adjective: express  ik'spres or ek'spres
  1. Not tacit or implied
    "her express wish"
  2. Without unnecessary stops
    "an express train"; "an express shipment"
Adverb: express  ik'spres or ek'spres
  1. By express
    "please send the letter express"

Derived forms: expresses, expressed, expressing

See also: explicit, expressed, 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