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an express coach (=travelling quickly without stopping much)
▪ Express coach services run throughout the day.
an express train/a fast train (=one that does not stop at many places)
▪ He boarded the express train to London.
express a desire
▪ Many political leaders have expressed their desire for peace.
express a preference
▪ He avoided expressing a preference for any of the remaining Democratic candidates.
express a view (=say what you think about something)
▪ This is a chance for you to express your views.
express a wish
▪ He expressed a wish to go to the United States.
express an emotion (=show or talk about)
▪ He had always found it difficult to express his emotions.
express an interest in sth (=say that you are interested in something)
▪ A number of well-known film directors have expressed interest in the script.
express concern
▪ Police officials expressed concern about robberies, which have increased by 23%.
express consent (=consent that is given in a verbal or written way, and not consent that you assume someone gives)
▪ Your medical records will only be released with your express consent.
express disappointment
▪ The US expressed disappointment at the outcome of the talks.
express mail
express optimism
▪ Diplomats expressed optimism about the progress of the talks.
express permission (=definitely or clearly given)
▪ He is not to leave without my express permission.
express regret
▪ The President expressed his regret at the deaths.
express reservations (=say that you have reservations)
▪ I did not think it wise to express my reservations.
express satisfaction
▪ Those taking part expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the talks.
express sth as a percentage
▪ The number is expressed as a percentage of the total population of the country.
express your admiration (=talk or write about your admiration)
▪ She wrote to him expressing her admiration for his work.
express your anger (also vent your angerformal) (= show your anger)
▪ Demonstrators expressed their anger by burning American flags.
express your determination to do sth
▪ He made a speech expressing his determination to rebuild the economy.
express your feelings (also put your feelings into words) (= tell other people what you are feeling or thinking)
▪ Children sometimes find it difficult to put their feelings into words.
express your gratitude
▪ We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for their generous donations.
express your joy (=show it)
▪ They expressed their joy by jumping up and down and hugging each other.
express (your) opposition
▪ Parents expressed their opposition to the tests.
express your thanks (=say that you are grateful)
▪ I would like to express my thanks to you for all your support.
express your thoughts (=say what they are or tell other people about them)
▪ He was finding it difficult to express his thoughts.
expressed dissatisfaction
▪ 30% of customers expressed dissatisfaction with the service.
express/offer (your) sympathy
▪ Everyone there expressed their sympathy.
express/voice doubts (=say that you have doubts)
▪ Many people expressed doubts about the necessity of the war.
express/voice your disquiet
▪ The union has voiced its disquiet about the way the protest was handled.
express/voice your misgivings (=say what you are worried about)
▪ Only a few Senators voiced their misgivings about the war.
give/express an opinion (=say what your opinion is)
▪ He gave his opinion only when asked.
show/express your appreciation
▪ The chairman asked me to express our appreciation of all your hard work.
show/express/demonstrate your solidarity (with sb)
▪ I come before you today to express my solidarity with the people of New York.
special/express delivery (=that delivers mail and packages very quickly)
▪ A brown package arrived by special delivery.
▪ Most women find it very difficult to express anger openly and honestly, particularly to men.
▪ If some families favor expressing anger through icy silence, others prefer a more fiery style, whether through word or deed.
▪ Allow yourself opportunities to express anger, frustration, and sadness.
▪ Passive-aggressive persons are effective in slyly expressing their anger to others-even though they may do this unconsciously.
▪ But they are not truly compliant, since they do express their anger indirectly-they fail.
▪ On the other hand, Clare was finally able to express her anger clearly to the person who had caused it.
▪ In discussing her feelings, she expressed anger and discouragement with her husband.
▪ Nether Wyresdale Parish Council would like to express their appreciation of the effort that went into carrying out the survey.
▪ Alberto usually expressed his appreciation for their interest and declared that he had everything under control.
▪ She expresses much appreciation for what she considers beautiful and is beginning to show and receive affection.
▪ I also want to express my deep appreciation especially to those who took the time to pray for me.
▪ Many of them expressed appreciation of local cathedral organists and parish musicians who provide a lead and incentive to others.
▪ There is nothing glib or rhetorical about Freeman's way of expressing her beliefs.
▪ Only now the statement expresses the belief in a particular relationship.
▪ Whoever the commentator is, the opinions expressed are often only beliefs based on sketchy information that is only indirectly relevant.
▪ That leaves open the possibility, however, that some declarative sentences or statements are not factual and express something other than beliefs.
▪ He had been almost the first to express his belief in the certainty of a future Labour Government.
▪ The themes used express the beliefs of the Church in a language accessible to children and teachers.
▪ For reasons to be examined below this belief commonly expresses itself in a belief in a defeasible obligation to obey the law.
▪ He expresses extreme concern about how the entertainment industry is able to contaminate the mind of the public.
▪ The most obvious: His expressed concern for the environment and his disdain for technology.
▪ The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed concern at the refusal of some clergy to accept the vote of the Synod.
▪ Most of them were offering support and expressing concern about the well-being of center Marcus Camby.
▪ Many teachers express concern that even their more able pupils do not fulfil their potential in the subject.
▪ Pearson expressed concern that the new codes would make it easier to develop hillsides and canyons, particularly in older coastal neighborhoods.
▪ A number of the firms express concern at the length of the proposed report.
▪ If this is the case, presumably you can openly express your concerns about any aspect of work to him.
▪ Likewise, they expressed a desire to involve parents at the centre of decision-making.
▪ Everyone expressed a strong desire to work together with you.
▪ They want food, and the only way they can express their desire for it is to cry.
▪ As for Longhouser, he was separated from his wife and expressing normal desires.
▪ Members from both sections have expressed a desire to hold a disco in the Village Hall.
▪ On the first day, the woman, whose name was Fania, had expressed a strong desire to learn to read.
▪ Governors and departmental assemblies expressed their desire to support the national government.
▪ In contrast, only about 6 percent of high school seniors express a desire to become managers or technicians.
▪ But they expressed disappointment that sales decisions failed to match the Government's rhetoric.
▪ They expressed strong disappointment at not being included but offered numerous suggestions for Rice to consider.
▪ If I expressed disagreement or disappointment in forceful language and then forgot about it, McFarlane evidently did not.
▪ He also expressed his disappointment at the lack of support from his colleagues in academic circles.
▪ Whenever I expressed my disappointment in it, he asked where in the world was there anything better.
▪ Would-be grandparents can express their disappointment at not acquiring the longed-for grandchild.
▪ He expressed disappointment in the Clinton presidency, saying Bill Clinton had undercut minorities by backing off strong affirmative-action programs.
▪ However, some critics have expressed doubts over whether future governments can be locked into the promises.
▪ The comedian expressed doubts about his ability to perform without a live audience, but agreed to do it.
▪ People like Ybreska were too afraid to have a commitment, even to openly express doubts.
▪ Indeed, it was a question about which, at p. 311B, Roskill L.J. expressed doubts.
▪ Several environmental groups have expressed doubts.
▪ However, some analysts have expressed doubts about management continuity.
▪ Rumours that no scientist expressed doubts about the potential problems are falsehoods perpetrated by officials with a vested interest.
▪ Some of the other men were worrying, expressing doubts about the weather, wondering if the hunt should be postponed.
▪ To imitate adult play and express some emotions.
▪ There was no expressing of emotions, especially for me.
▪ Allowing birth parents to express their emotions can be an important part of confronting their grief.
▪ They are a way to express your emotions.
▪ Many horses may do one thing, but others will do something quite different to express the same emotion.
▪ Her face expressed only one emotion well: wonderment.
▪ They have difficulty in feeling or expressing their own emotions and in making successful relationships.
▪ This is not simply to say that emotions are expressed, but that emotions are reformed, cleansed, redirected and redeemed.
▪ While the area had been designated a National Archaeological Reserve, he expressed fear of looting from the site.
▪ Conservatives and civil libertarians alike had expressed fears over the provisions limiting federal appeals for prisoners.
▪ A resident of Kimbolton Road expressed the fear that the new infirmary might be prejudicial to his property.
▪ But many across the nation expressed fears that higher speeds will lead to more deaths.
▪ Earlier, Selby's brother Jon expressed fears that the authorities were planning military action.
▪ The streets of Baghdad functioned as normal Saturday, but people expressed fear of more air strikes.
▪ Clive expressed his distrust and fear of being let down by a very detached attitude in all his relationships.
▪ His foes immediately expressed fear he will launch new attacks on them.
▪ It is social protest expressed in religious form.
▪ Rather, it was typically expressed in the form of jokes.
▪ Consequently, this fixation on the earliest, nurturing and nutritive superego-precursor seems increasingly to express itself in the form of drug-addiction.
▪ The two extremes can be expressed in the form of two rhetorical questions.
▪ Dicey is important precisely because he expressed both the form and substance of normativism in a clear and simple manner.
▪ It produces data that can easily be expressed in statistical form.
▪ It has been simply expressed in a mathematical form.
▪ Almost all of them express gratitude that somebody gives a shit.
▪ He decided to simply smile, express his gratitude, and get to work with new energy.
▪ The divers would like to express their gratitude.
▪ To them, 1 would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude.
▪ I can not express my gratitude.
▪ Aelred suggested that the Commission write to the Rev. MacLean expressing their gratitude for all the help he has given.
▪ Perhaps I commented on this once too often; perhaps I expressed my gratitude too sincerely.
▪ Meanwhile, Mr Candlish expresses his gratitude for assistance received during his period of office as president.
▪ Several times in his life Gandhi expressed the hope not to be born anew.
▪ He expressed the hope that future good relations would help lay to rest the mistakes of the past.
▪ In announcing the victims fund, the banks expressed the hope that it would promote a more cooperative spirit in the negotiations.
▪ We may pour out our hearts about the situation in which we find ourselves, expressing our trust, hope and confidence.
▪ Even as Bancroft expressed this liberal hope, the lines were being drawn.
▪ Meanwhile they've expressed hope that all concerned will be left alone to put Hannah's death behind them.
▪ Li expressed the hope that the two developing powers join hands to develop high-tech industries, especially information technology.
▪ This expresses a fact, idea or intention which will be realised if a certain condition is fulfilled.
▪ We have a marketplace of ideas, and people can express their ideas.
▪ Expression Can the candidate express ideas clearly, effectively and concisely?
▪ The style or way of expressing your ideas will create an impression with the reader.
▪ Or, to put it differently, he tends to express his idea of it.
▪ The course is arranged to allow you to express your ideas and enjoy yourself.
▪ However, many critics of the 1960s and 19705 also expressed dissatisfaction with the ideas and technology of society at that time.
▪ You are encouraged to express your own ideas in essays and many questions demand it.
▪ Indeed, other hospitals have expressed interest in growing and developing.
▪ Among those that have expressed interest is Broken Hill Proprietary Co.
▪ Ideology can be seen as a set of beliefs and values which express the interests of a particular social group.
▪ Just one of the nine expressed greater interest in the National Football League.
▪ An international organisation can express its interest through the advisory jurisdiction of the International Court.
▪ The Victoria &038; Albert Museum in London had expressed some interest.
▪ At least 50 foreign firms have expressed interest, including most of the major chemical and petrochemical companies in the United States.
▪ One can not be certain about that; one can only express an opinion as to the probability.
▪ Among Republicans expressing an opinion, Sen.
▪ Before expressing a qualified opinion an auditor should always try to resolve problems with the management of the organization concerned.
▪ Roberts said he did encounter one person at a convention of city managers who expressed such an opinion.
▪ She would have liked to express her opinion of his girlfriend, but prudently refrained.
▪ I expressed my opinions whether they were wanted or not.
▪ Another is expressing controversial opinions, so we obligingly lined up a few that focus on guitars and amps ....
▪ She expressed a warm opinion of the piece and asked for more of her work.
▪ At our Sunday Mass, you can see how we all come together to express our silent opposition to the regime.
▪ The secret ballot gave these students their first free opportunity to express opposition.
▪ Some consultants have also expressed their opposition.
▪ The imprecise nature of the emotions expressed requires the opposition of formal restraint to produce the dynamism necessary to the convincing poem.
▪ Indeed, all the consultants, doctors, local health councils and general practitioners have expressed their opposition.
▪ He spent some time expressing his preference, for tactical reasons, for smaller neutron bombs before developing his argument.
▪ Newspapers can and do express partisan preferences.
▪ That restriction prevented voters who value experience from expressing their preferences when voting, she said.
▪ In neither case is there any need to invite the driver to express his preference for giving blood or urine.
▪ I rarely spoke to express preferences, preferring to use body language.
▪ Be prepared to express your preference to your attendants.
▪ Depending on the form of government, the voters express their preferences with regard to public decisions.
▪ Keating expressed regret over the resignation, describing Richardson's relationship with Symons as unfortunate but not improper.
▪ I know of not a single surgeon who ever expressed any regret over these women or apologized to one of them.
▪ When he retired, several civil rights leaders expressed regret.
▪ Yet all the while she spoke with me, she never made a sound nor expressed any sadness or regret.
▪ Many of these men expressed regret at what they had done as soon as they were sober.
▪ Mr Holdsworth expressed reservations about the seventh firm and sought a meeting with the Chief Technical Officer.
▪ Richard Shelby, R-Ala., has twice postponed hearings on the nomination and expressed strong reservations about it.
▪ Schulman expressed reservations about tampering with Wednesdays, since that combination appears to be clicking.
▪ One member, Sally Severino, had the courage to continue expressing her reservations even after the official decision was publicized.
▪ However, we expressed certain reservations about the prevailing approach.
▪ Early on, the Mississippi Republican said he favored her selection, though recently he has expressed reservations.
▪ Some historians of the war have recently expressed serious reservations about the Titmuss interpretation.
▪ Environmentalists expressed reservations about the Dow officials' announcement.
▪ The Reagan administration expressed satisfaction with this new era of civic entrepreneurialism and claimed that it demonstrated the wisdom of its policies.
▪ Older people were more likely to express satisfaction.
▪ Stout expressed satisfaction with the arrangement, and the Alsop-Kintner team set to work on their next Post project.
▪ Indeed, they were much more likely than their younger counterparts to have expressed satisfaction with the firm and its management.
▪ The Corporation expressed their satisfaction with the endowment and their conviction that it would be ample for the purposes of the School.
▪ I am writing to express our complete satisfaction with everything that he does.
▪ A spokesman for Walsh expressed satisfaction with Abrams's conduct and his sentence.
▪ And I could turn out imitative verse which expressed similar sentiments.
▪ He sent this humorous little roofer to express his sentiments.
▪ Ray Cochrane has expressed similar sentiments.
▪ Furthermore, what the men express echoes the sentiments of soldiers in wars throughout history.
▪ This is a family peculiarity-a reticence in expressing sentiment or deep feeling.
▪ Yet, they were expressing the sentiment of every Koreanthat this division was unnatural.
▪ UMass coach John Calipari said former players had called, expressing concern and support.
▪ Ministers also continue to express full support for protective designations, especially the green belt26.
▪ D., both of whom expressed support in their campaigns, announced their positions earlier.
▪ The rates were incapable of bearing the burden in their view and they expressed cautious support for a local income tax.
▪ Texas Republican chairman Tom Pauken expressed strong support for the proposal.
▪ More than 1,000 residents of Aldeburgh have expressed support for Mr Wilson.
▪ Sixteen percent expressed support for retired Gen.
▪ Initially, Simpson said, King and Ryan expressed sympathy for her and vowed she could keep her job.
▪ I, too, express my sympathy to his family and to his fiance e and her family.
▪ He wants to express his deep sympathy to the Humphreys family.
▪ But some staff members have at one point expressed sympathy for a Valley secession.
▪ Mr Barter recorded a suicide verdict and expressed his sympathy to Mr Banks' family.
▪ Every man there expressed his sympathy.
▪ The various Nationalists had also expressed their sympathy for such a move.
▪ The Bishop tried hard to express his grateful thanks.
▪ I expressed my thanks and sat down.
▪ The committee express their thanks for the work he has done in a voluntary capacity over the past months.
▪ Perhaps, he thought with sudden abandon, he should give Edith Mallory a ring this very moment and express his thanks.
▪ But Steffi fans will like to express their thanks and wish her well.
▪ Perkins says he included the song as a way of expressing thanks to McCartney.
▪ The Society would like to express their sincere thanks to Mr Wheeler for the gifts of these photos and information.
▪ As she rises from her seat to return to work, she expresses her thanks.
▪ He had expressed a similar thought to a neurologist friend of his once, to receive an alarmed look in reply.
▪ While Nelson expressed affectionate thoughts about his parents, he was also clearly in conflict with them.
▪ Because the questionnaire was conducted in strict confidence some took this opportunity to express their thoughts.
▪ It is the self creating and expressing thought.
▪ It is about something even more important: the way in which people express their thoughts.
▪ She has also used the poetry of others, such as Shakespeare, to express her thoughts.
▪ That seemed too much like - like - he sought to express the thought completely and fully - a recipe by Soyer.
▪ Tammy seems to have meant the ability to express more complex thoughts in writing.
▪ Mr Walton's view is expressed at the beginning of the novel and at the end.
▪ This view has been expressed countless times in the past four centuries.
▪ Indeed the view has sometimes been expressed that there is a clear advantage in keeping the scope of this privilege indefinite.
▪ The views expressed by Rice were not an aberration; they were a reflection of the Bush camp's views.
▪ This view is expressed diagrammatically in Figure 5.6.
▪ Certainly they were consonant with the views expressed by a great many Bostonians during the days after the State Report came out.
▪ I stress this in order to underline that the view which I express is idiosyncratic, prejudiced and probably heretical.
▪ The rates were incapable of bearing the burden in their view and they expressed cautious support for a local income tax.
▪ But the ways people can best deal with their own stress are as varied as the ways in which they express it.
▪ Having no acceptable way of expressing their feelings directly, they probably vented them on nature.
▪ We have talked a lot about the way grief is expressed and a little about various forms of grief.
▪ I think the scientists' way of expressing such a figure, ten to the thirtieth power, is really more convenient.
▪ The financial pressure will simply find another way in which to express itself.
▪ Is there one best way to express power?
▪ It is about something even more important: the way in which people express their thoughts.
▪ Judicial notions of justice must generally give way to those expressed by Parliament where they are inconsistent.
▪ So if imperatives and interrogatives express wishes and wonderings it is in a somewhat different sense. 3.
▪ Possibly it was because most people who visited Wilder's Wilderness expressed the wish to return.
▪ Several correspondents have written to me at different times expressing the wish that we join forces in order to become more effective.
▪ The resident may earlier have expressed a wish to see a religious leader or priest and this should be arranged.
▪ But this very silence casts doubt on Mancini's central point that the council actually voted down the king's expressed wishes.
▪ They expressed a wish to die in the wilderness; they shall have what they asked for.
▪ It expressed no wish, no venom, no energy in any direction.
▪ Although she could hardly speak, she had recently managed to express a wish to see me.
▪ Meaning lies in the mind, beyond words - just as one may search for a word to express one's meaning.
▪ He could find no words to express the careful definitions he had in mind.
▪ As the long silence lengthened between them Laura desperately tried to find some adequate words to express her disgust at his actions.
▪ So, is this bank going to keep its word, expressed or implied?
▪ Darling, you're in my blood, and there aren't any words to express properly all the wonder of you.
▪ When things were whole, we felt confident that our words could express them.
▪ Probably there wouldn't be words sufficient to express the outrage.
▪ My beliefs - the things I use words to express, with more or less success - must be true.
▪ It is the story of a middle-aged businessman, who starts going to tango lessons, and learns to express himself through dance.
▪ Many of his films express the fears and anxieties of the post-war years.
▪ My grandfather found it hard to express his feelings about the war.
▪ Parents have expressed concern about the amount of violence in some children's shows.
▪ She doesn't express her emotions as much as he does.
▪ Workers traditionally express their discontent by going on strike.
▪ Young children often find it difficult to express themselves in words.
▪ A prominent anti-nuclear campaigner in Caithness expressed caution about the report.
▪ By contrast all the enzyme forms studied were expressed in virtually all adenomas and in over half the carcinomas.
▪ Grandmothers, with all good intentions, often express these concerns.
▪ It allayed doubts about the technique and its freedom from cultural determinants that were already being expressed.
▪ Nowhere is that symbiosis better expressed than in the medieval towns and villages.
▪ So do Humpbacks have ways of expressing the same request for the repetition of a pleasurable sonic experience?
▪ Through participative democracy the hopes, wishes and aspirations of Ulster's people will be expressed and acted on.
▪ To prevent them being expressed, you stage a pre-emptive strike.
▪ The tenant's adviser would do well to include an express provision to that effect.
▪ Accordingly, any prescribed time limits must be strictly complied with unless there is express provision to the contrary.
▪ The answer is not to be found in the express provisions of article 7.
▪ In the absence of any express provisions once employment has ended the law will only protect information within the second class.
▪ Of course, many software companies make express provision for the user to make a back-up copy.
▪ In the absence of an express provision, the profits are to be shared equally.
▪ These bunkers were constructed in 1966 for the express purpose of preventing Nicklaus from taking this route.
▪ Palatial observatories were founded at Paris, London, and Berlin for the express purpose of determining longitude by the heavens.
▪ The Hawaiian tongue was given a written form for the express purpose of translating the Bible.
▪ Company with the express purpose of creating a new retail chain.
▪ It still sounded like an express train in the confines of the small garage.
▪ And the brakes feel like they could stop an express train.
▪ The North Hey itself was still well over its banks, and flowing like an express train.
▪ What they did not realize was that the express train had a restaurant car and the slow train did not.
▪ An eagle diving to the hand from 500 feet whistling down like an express train is a sight not often forgotten.
▪ In both those cases the express words used and the relevant clause could be compared with other express words used elsewhere.
▪ an express package
▪ It was her express wish that you inherit her house.
▪ A prudent employer will always have an express contractual term protecting business secrets.
▪ But the £1.7 million winger has made an express recovery from a hernia operation and could return at the City Ground.
▪ Consent may be express but is usually implied.
▪ If the employer requires protection he should have the foresight to include an express covenant in the employment contract.
▪ The answer is not to be found in the express provisions of article 7.
▪ Therefore, if an employer feels that such protection is necessary he must include express restrictions in the contract of employment.
▪ His poems were a desperate expression of his loneliness and isolation.
▪ We'll send it by express.
▪ I took the mid-afternoon express to Valladolid that goes on to Salamanca.
▪ Several minutes before the express was due to pull out, the platform was empty.
▪ The first uptown train to come along was an express, and I rode it one stop to Ninety-sixth Street.
▪ The winner is the one who gets closest to a passing express.
▪ Then all at once came a blast of noise, and the express shot through.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Express \Ex*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Expressing.] [Cf. OF. espresser, expresser, L. exprimere, expressum. See Express, a.; cf. Sprain.]

  1. To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.

    All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.

    And th'idle breath all utterly expressed.

    Halters and racks can not express from thee More than by deeds.
    --B. Jonson.

  2. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.

    Each skillful artist shall express thy form.
    --E. Smith.

    So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.

  3. 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.

    My words express my purpose.

    They expressed in their lives those excellent doctrines of morality.

  4. 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.

    Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation against me, one evening.

  5. To denote; to designate.

    Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed by their names.
    --Num. i. 17.

  6. To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.

  7. (Genetics) to produce products that cause the appearance of the corresponding phenotype; -- of a gene or of an organism with a specific gene; as, to express the beta-galactosidase gene,

    Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.


Express \Ex*press"\, n. [Cf. F. expr[`e]s a messenger.]

  1. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration. [Obs.]

    The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on earth.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  2. 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.

  3. An express office.

    She charged him . . . to ask at the express if anything came up from town.
    --E. E. Hale.

  4. That which is sent by an express messenger or message. [Obs.]
    --Eikon Basilike.

  5. a railway train or bus for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality; a train or bus that does not stop at certain stations. Contrasted to local; as, take the express to get there faster.

    Syn: express train. [PJC]

    Express office, an office where packages for an express are received or delivered.

    Express train, a railway train (such as a subway train) that does not stop at certain stations, but only at stations designated express stops.


Express \Ex*press"\ ([e^]ks*pr[e^]s"), a. [F. expr[`e]s, L. expressus, p. p. of exprimere to express; ex. out + premere To press. See Press.]

  1. Exactly representing; exact.

    Their human countenance The express resemblance of the gods.

  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.

    I have express commandment.

  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.

    A messenger sent express from the other world.

    2. of or pertaining to an express train or other conveyance designated an express[5]; makiung few or no intermediate stops; as, an express stop; an express fare; an express elevator.

    Express color. (Law) See the Note under Color, n., 8.

    Syn: Explicit; clear; unambiguous. See Explicit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "represent in visual arts; put into words," from Old French espresser, expresser "press, squeeze out; speak one's mind" (Modern French exprimer), Medieval Latin expressare, frequentative of Latin exprimere "represent, describe, portray, imitate, translate," literally "to press out" (source also of Italian espresso); the sense evolution here perhaps is via an intermediary sense such as "clay, etc., that under pressure takes the form of an image," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pressare "to press, push," from Latin premere (see press (v.1)). Related: Expressed; expresses; expressing.


late 14c., "stated explicitly, not implied, clearly made known" from Old French espres, expres (13c.), from Latin expressus "clearly presented, distinct, articulated precisely," past participle of exprimere (see express (v.)). Also late 14c. as an adverb, "specially, on purpose;" it also doubled as an adverb in Old French. An express train (1841) originally was one that ran to a certain station.


"to send by express service," 1716, from express (n.).


1610s, "special messenger," from express (adj.). Sense of "business or system for sending money or parcels" is by 1794.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 (context not comparable English) Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops. 2 (context comparable English) specific or precise; directly and distinctly stated; not merely implied. 3 Truly depicted; exactly resembling. n. A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly. Etymology 2

    n. 1 (context obsolete English) The action of conveying some idea using words or actions; communication, expression. 2 (context obsolete English) A specific statement or instruction. v

  2. (senseid en to convey meaning) (context transitive English) To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.

  1. n. rapid transport of goods [syn: expressage]

  2. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system [syn: express mail]

  3. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes a limited number of scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York" [ant: local]

  4. adv. by express; "please send the letter express"

  1. v. give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: show, evince]

  2. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse" [syn: verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to]

  3. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?" [syn: state]

  4. serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger" [syn: carry, convey]

  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" [syn: press out, extract]

  7. send my rapid transport or special messenger service; "She expressed the letter to Florida"

  1. adj. not tacit or implied; "her express wish"

  2. without unnecessary stops; "an express train"; "an express shipment"


Express or EXPRESS may refer to:

Express (weaponry)

The term express was first applied to hunting rifles and ammunition beginning in the middle 19th century, to indicate a rifle or ammunition capable of higher than typical velocities. The early express cartridges used a heavy charge of black powder to propel a lightweight, often hollow point bullet, at high velocities to maximize point blank range. Later the express cartridges were loaded with nitrocellulose based gunpowder, leading to the Nitro Express cartridges, the first of which was the .450 Nitro Express.

The term express is still in use today, and is applied to rifles, ammunition, and a type of iron sight. With the widespread adoption of small bore, high velocity rifle cartridges, the meaning of express has shifted in modern usage, and refers to high velocity, large bore rifles and ammunition, typically used for hunting large or dangerous game at close range.

Express (Washington, D.C. newspaper)

The Express is a free daily newspaper, distributed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Express is a publication of The Washington Post.

Express (album)

Express is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Love and Rockets. It was released on 15 September 1986 on Beggars Banquet Records. An even greater departure from the band members' previous work as Bauhaus, the album's fusion of underground rock with pop stylings can be seen as an early example of alternative rock music, a genre that reached mainstream popularity in the early 1990s.

"Kundalini Express" was featured in the 1986 Italian horror film Demons 2 and appeared on an episode of the T.V. show Miami Vice.

EXPRESS (data modeling language)

EXPRESS is a standard data modeling language for product data. EXPRESS is formalized in the ISO Standard for the Exchange of Product model STEP (ISO 10303), and standardized as ISO 10303-11.

Express (Kosovar newspaper)
Express (B. T. Express song)

Express is a 1974 song by B. T. Express. It made #4 on the US Pop Chart, #1 on the US R&B Chart, #1 on the US Dance Chart and #34 on the UK Singles Chart and a remix of it made #67 in the UK in 1994.

Express (Christina Aguilera song)

"Express" is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the accompanying soundtrack album to her film Burlesque (2010). Written by Aguilera, C. "Tricky" Stewart and Claude Kelly and was produced by Stewart, "Express" is an uptempo electropop number. The track premiered on November 3, 2010 on On Air with Ryan Seacrest to promote the soundtrack. It was also released to Australian radio as a single on December 6, 2010.

"Express" received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised its both old-school–and–contemporary sound. It attained moderate chart success, peaking at number two on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and also charting in other territories. Aguilera performed the track at the American Music Awards of 2010 and on the seventh season of British television singing contest The X Factor.

Express (Dina Carroll song)

"Express" is a 1993 song by UK artist Dina Carroll. The record is her fifth single from her album So Close. The song was a notable success in Europe, peaking at #12 in the UK charts.

Express (Cologne newspaper)

The Express (also: EXPRESS) is a German regional tabloid based in Cologne. It is published daily by DuMont Mediengruppe. The newspaper has local sections for Cologne, Düsseldorf and Bonn. It is also available in the surrounding region ( Aachen , Mönchengladbach, Duisburg) without local section. The first edition of Express was published on 29 February 1964.

The newspaper had a circulation of 132.836 in the fourth quarter of 2015. It received several media awards. Among those was the European Newspaper Award 2014 (for newspaper series "Wir leben in Köln") and 2015 (for the special edition "FC Total"). It has a staff of around 70 editors. Editor-in-chief is Carsten Fiedler.

Usage examples of "express".

He could not help cursing the impatience of his antagonist, and even hinting that he would have acted more like a gentleman and good Christian, in expressing a desire of seeing the affair accommodated, as he knew himself to be the aggressor, consequently the first offender against the laws of politeness and good-fellowship.

The Chief Dietitian will be accommodated on the casualty deck, it requires no special life-support and it will not risk damaging your light-gravity furniture and equipment by going forward, unless at your express invitation.

I was included in the invitation, and Zaira, not understanding French, asked me what we were talking about, and on my telling her expressed a desire to accompany me.

Omar expresses in their tongue the perfect accomplishment of wickedness and impiety.

We also know-now-that Elser lived on at Sachsenhausen and then Dachau concentration camps, being accorded, apparently on the express orders of Hitler, who had personally gained so much from the bombing, quite humane treatment under the circumstances.

Malcolm chose to express his ire with a mournful, rather accusatory whine.

Of the other important countries, the Socialist parties of Switzerland, Italy and the United States, and the British Socialist party have expressed their intention to affiliate with it.

Lastly, I wish to express my profoundest gratitude to Ruth Aley, who first saw the book in the manuscript.

When the Oliat came to the foot of the stairs, she surprised herself with the smoothness of her deep obeisance, for the first time expressing, in the movement of her body, the emotions she felt for the Allegiancy Empire, the first galactic civilization granting full rights to all species.

Venus over her native seas, and the mild influence which her presence diffused in the palace of Milan, express to every age the natural sentiments of the heart, in the just and pleasing language of allegorical fiction.

Soul is allotted its fortunes, and not at haphazard but always under a Reason: it adapts itself to the fortunes assigned to it, attunes itself, ranges itself rightly to the drama, to the whole Principle of the piece: then it speaks out its business, exhibiting at the same time all that a Soul can express of its own quality, as a singer in a song.

In passing the breakwater Bonaparte could not withhold his admiration of that work, which he considered highly honourable to the public spirit of the nation, and, alluding to his own improvements at Cherbourg, expressed his apprehensions that they would now be suffered to fall into decay.

Every physical comportment is the immanent product of a struggle or a pact among competing demonic forces: hence the violent, yet often surprisingly delicate, ambivalence with which the body expresses heterogeneous or conflicting intentions.

Kensington Methodist Hall expressed in stone the ambivalent feelings of prosperous Methodists, who be424 KEN FOLLETT lieved in religious simplicity but secretly longed to display their wealth.

She wrung her hands in anguish, and besought him to send instantly an express to Etherington, with the fatal tidings.