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Express meaning

express - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. Exactly representing; exact.
  2. 2. Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, express consent; an express statement.
  3. 3. Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an express messenger or train. Also used adverbially.
  4. 4. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.
  5. 5. A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or parcels; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality.
  6. 6. An express office.
  7. 7. That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
  8. 8. To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
  9. 9. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.
  10. 10. To give a true impression of; to represent and make known; to manifest plainly; to show in general; to exhibit, as an opinion or feeling, by a look, gesture, and esp. by language; to declare; to utter; to tell.
  11. 11. To denote; to designate.
  12. 12. To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.
  13. 13. To make known the opinions or feelings of; to declare what is in the mind of; to show ( one's self); to cause to appear; - used reflexively.
  14. 14. Directly stated; clear.
  15. 15. Messenger sent on a special errand; regular and swift conveyance.
  16. 16. To press out; represent by likeness or words; make known.

express - examples of usage

  1. It is not however my intention, on the present occasion, to express an opinion on the general question. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  2. I don't know how to express what I mean. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. I wish I could express myself, but I can't. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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