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ex·press

 (ĭk-sprĕs′)
tr.v. ex·pressed, ex·press·ing, ex·press·es
1.
a. To set forth in words; state: express an opinion.
b. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show: expressed his anger with a frown. See Synonyms at voice.
c. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
2. To convey or suggest a representation of; depict: The painting expresses the rage of war victims.
3. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula: express a fraction as a decimal.
4. To squeeze or press out, as juice from an orange.
5. To send by special messenger or rapid transport: express a package to Los Angeles.
6. Genetics
a. To synthesize (a product, especially a protein) encoded by a gene: a gene that expresses an enzyme.
b. To manifest the effects of (a gene): Half of the people who inherit the gene express it.
c. To manifest (a genetic trait): All the mice in the study expressed the defect.
adj.
1. Definitely and explicitly stated: their express wish. See Synonyms at explicit.
2. Particular; specific: an express plan.
3.
a. Rapid and having few or no stops or interruptions: express delivery of packages; an express bus.
b. Of, relating to, or appropriate for rapid travel: express lanes on a freeway.
c. Designed for use in an express rifle: an express bullet.
adv.
By express delivery or transport.
n.
1.
a. A rapid, efficient system for the delivery of goods and mail.
b. Goods and mail conveyed by such a system.
2. A means of transport, such as a train, that travels rapidly and makes few or no stops before its destination.
3. Chiefly British
a. A special messenger.
b. A message delivered by special courier.

[Middle English expressen, from Old French expresser, from Medieval Latin expressāre, frequentative of Latin exprimere : ex-, ex- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·press′er n.
ex·press′i·ble adj.

express

(ɪkˈsprɛs)
vb (tr)
1. to transform (ideas) into words; utter; verbalize
2. to show or reveal; indicate: tears express grief.
3. to communicate (emotion, etc) without words, as through music, painting, etc
4. to indicate through a symbol, formula, etc
5. to force or squeeze out: to express the juice from an orange.
6. to send by rapid transport or special messenger
7. express oneself to communicate one's thoughts or ideas
adj (prenominal)
8. clearly indicated or shown; explicitly stated: an express wish.
9. done or planned for a definite reason or goal; particular: an express purpose.
10. of, concerned with, or designed for rapid transportation of people, merchandise, mail, money, etc: express delivery; an express depot.
n
11.
a. a system for sending merchandise, mail, money, etc, rapidly
b. merchandise, mail, etc, conveyed by such a system
c. chiefly US and Canadian an enterprise operating such a system
12. (Railways) Also called: express train a fast train stopping at none or only a few of the intermediate stations between its two termini
13. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) See express rifle
adv
by means of a special delivery or express delivery: it went express.
[C14: from Latin expressus, literally: squeezed out, hence, prominent, from exprimere to force out, from ex-1 + premere to press]
exˈpresser n
exˈpressible adj

ex•press

(ɪkˈsprɛs)

v.t.
1. to put into words: to express an idea.
2. to show; reveal: to express one's anger by a look.
3. to communicate the opinions or feelings of (oneself).
4. to convey or represent; depict.
5. to represent by a symbol, character, figure, or formula.
6. to send by express.
7. to squeeze out: to express the juice of grapes.
8. to exude or emit (an odor, etc.) as if under pressure.
9. (of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype).
adj.
10. clearly indicated: She defied my express command.
11. special; definite: an express purpose.
12. direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops: an express train.
13. used for direct or high-speed travel: an express highway.
14. precise; exact: an express image.
n.
15. an express vehicle.
16. a system of sending freight, parcels, mail, etc., that is faster but more expensive than ordinary service.
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; < Latin expressus, past participle of exprimere to squeeze, extract, express]
ex•press′er, n.
ex•press′i•ble, adj.

express


Past participle: expressed
Gerund: expressing

Imperative
express
express
Present
I express
you express
he/she/it expresses
we express
you express
they express
Preterite
I expressed
you expressed
he/she/it expressed
we expressed
you expressed
they expressed
Present Continuous
I am expressing
you are expressing
he/she/it is expressing
we are expressing
you are expressing
they are expressing
Present Perfect
I have expressed
you have expressed
he/she/it has expressed
we have expressed
you have expressed
they have expressed
Past Continuous
I was expressing
you were expressing
he/she/it was expressing
we were expressing
you were expressing
they were expressing
Past Perfect
I had expressed
you had expressed
he/she/it had expressed
we had expressed
you had expressed
they had expressed
Future
I will express
you will express
he/she/it will express
we will express
you will express
they will express
Future Perfect
I will have expressed
you will have expressed
he/she/it will have expressed
we will have expressed
you will have expressed
they will have expressed
Future Continuous
I will be expressing
you will be expressing
he/she/it will be expressing
we will be expressing
you will be expressing
they will be expressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expressing
you have been expressing
he/she/it has been expressing
we have been expressing
you have been expressing
they have been expressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expressing
you will have been expressing
he/she/it will have been expressing
we will have been expressing
you will have been expressing
they will have been expressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expressing
you had been expressing
he/she/it had been expressing
we had been expressing
you had been expressing
they had been expressing
Conditional
I would express
you would express
he/she/it would express
we would express
you would express
they would express
Past Conditional
I would have expressed
you would have expressed
he/she/it would have expressed
we would have expressed
you would have expressed
they would have expressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.express - mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient systemexpress - mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
pony express - express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback; especially between Missouri and California around 1860
mail - the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
2.express - public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York"
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
local - public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops; "the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"
3.express - rapid transport of goodsexpress - rapid transport of goods    
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
Verb1.express - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
sneer - express through a scornful smile; "she sneered her contempt"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"
connote, imply - express or state indirectly
burst out - give sudden release to an expression; "We burst out laughing"; "'I hate you,' she burst out"
paint a picture, suggest, evoke - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
give - manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
exude - make apparent by one's mood or behavior; "She exudes great confidence"
give vent, vent, ventilate - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, punctuate, emphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
menace - express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
beam - express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
smile - express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"
2.express - articulateexpress - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
wish - make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
clamour, clamor - utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
vociferate, shout out - utter in a very loud voice; "They vociferated their demands"
marvel - express astonishment or surprise about something
voice - give voice to; "He voiced his concern"
raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
breathe - utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
drop - utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
pour out - express without restraint; "The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened"
get off - deliver verbally; "He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"
platitudinize - utter platitudes; "The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience"
say - utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
pooh-pooh - express contempt about
hurl, throw - utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
3.express - serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"
measure, quantify - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
channel, transmit, carry, impart, conduct, convey - transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
4.express - indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
vote - express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
vote - express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"
5.express - manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
actualise, actualize, realize, substantiate, realise - make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
6.express - obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
ream - squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer; "ream oranges"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
7.express - send by rapid transport or special messenger service; "She expressed the letter to Florida"
mail, send, post - cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
Adj.1.express - not tacit or implied; "her express wish"
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
2.express - without unnecessary stops; "an express train"; "an express shipment"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
Adv.1.express - by express; "please send the letter express"

express

adjective
1. explicit, clear, direct, precise, pointed, certain, plain, accurate, exact, distinct, definite, outright, unambiguous, categorical The ship was sunk on express orders from the Prime Minister.
2. specific, exclusive, particular, sole, special, deliberate, singular, clear-cut, especial I bought the camera with the express purpose of taking nature photos.
3. fast, direct, quick, rapid, priority, prompt, swift, high-speed, speedy, quickie (informal), nonstop, expeditious A special express service is available.

express

verb
1. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.
2. To utter publicly:
3. To give expression to, as by gestures, facial aspects, or bodily posture:
4. To present a lifelike image of:
5. To convey in language or words of a particular form:
6. To extract from by applying pressure:
adjective
1. Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
2. Fixed and distinct from others:
Translations
بريد سَريعسَريعقِطار سَريعمُرْسَل بِالبَريد السَّريعواضِح
vyjádřitvýslovný
udtrykkeviseekspresekspres-eksprestog
väljendama
ilmaistailmeinenpika-pikajunapikavuoro
izraziti
expresszgyorsáruként küldgyorsküldeménygyorsvonatkicsavar
gefa til kynna; láta í ljósihraî-hraîlesthraîpósturmeî hraîi; í hraîsendingu
快速明白な明確な特別な表現する
표현하다
aiškiai pasakytasbe išraiškosekspresasekspresijagreitkelis
ar ātrvilcienuātrvilciensekspress-izteiktizteikties
expresexpresnýposlať expresrýchlikvýslovný
ekspresekspresenekspresnoizražati seizraziti
uttrycka
แสดงออก
ifade etmekmeramını anlatmakacele posta servisiacele posta servisiyleacele postayla göndermek
diễn tả

express

[ɪksˈpres]
A. VT
1. (verbally, non-verbally) → expresar
her eyes expressed annoyancesus ojos expresaban irritación
they expressed interest inexpresaron su interés en ...
he expressed his surprise at the resultexpresó su sorpresa ante el resultado
I'd like to express my thanks to everyone forquiero expresar mi agradecimiento a todos por ...
she had expressed a wish to meet themhabía manifestado su deseo de conocerlos
to express o.sexpresarse
to express o.s. in or through [+ art, music etc] → expresarse a través de
2. (= send) [+ letter, parcel] → enviar por correo urgente or exprés
3. (Math) (= represent) → expresar
here it is expressed as a percentageaquí está expresado en forma de porcentaje
4. (frm) (= squeeze out) [+ juice] → exprimir (from de) [+ milk] → sacarse
B. ADJ
1. (frm) (= specific) [purpose, intention] → expreso
to give sb express instructions to do sthdar instrucciones expresas a algn para que se haga algo
express warrantygarantía f escrita
2. (= fast) [letter, delivery, mail] → urgente, exprés; [laundry, photography service] → rápido
to send sth by express delivery or mailenviar algo por correo urgente or exprésenviar algo exprés
C. ADV to send or post sth expressenviar algo por correo urgente or exprés
to travel expressviajar en un tren rápido or expreso
D. N (= train) → expreso m, rápido m
E. CPD express train Nexpreso m, rápido m

express

[ɪkˈsprɛs]
adj (= explicit) [wish, order] → exprès/esse
(= specific) [purpose] → précis(e)
with the express purpose of → dans le but précis de
(British) [letter] → exprès inv
n (= train) → rapide m
adv [send] → exprès
vt
(= voice) [+ feeling] → exprimer
to express o.s. → s'exprimer
It's not easy to express oneself in a foreign language → Ce n'est pas facile de s'exprimer dans une langue étrangère.
to express itself [idea, feeling] → s'exprimer
How does this attitude express itself? → Comment s'exprime cette attitude?
(MATHEMATICS) [+ figure, amount] → exprimer
expressed as a percentage → exprimé(e) sous la forme d'un pourcentage
expressed as a fraction → exprimé(e) sous la forme d'une fractionexpress delivery n (British) (= system) → distribution f exprès express delivery serviceexpress delivery service nservice m de distribution exprès

express

vt
ausdrücken, zum Ausdruck bringen; (in words) wish, one’s sympathy, appreciation alsoaussprechen (to sb jdm); to express oneselfsich ausdrücken; this expresses exactly the meaning of the phrasedas gibt genau die Bedeutung dieses Ausdrucks wieder; I haven’t the words to express my thoughtsmir fehlen die Worte, um meine Gedanken auszudrücken; if I may express my opinionwenn ich meine Meinung äußern darf; the thought/feeling which is expressed hereder Gedanke, der/das Gefühl, das hier zum Ausdruck kommt; it is hard to express how delighted I am/how much I hate himes ist schwer, in Worte zu fassen, wie sehr ich mich freue/wie sehr ich ihn hasse
(= be expressive of)ausdrücken; a face which expresses candour/prideein Gesicht, das Aufrichtigkeit/Stolz ausdrückt
juice, breast milkauspressen, ausdrücken
letter etcper Express or als Eilsendung schicken
adj
(= explicit) order, instruction, direction, permissionausdrücklich; (= specific) purpose, intentionbestimmt; on express orders from the Prime Ministerauf ausdrückliche Anordnung des Premierministers; with the express intention of doing somethingmit der bestimmten Absicht, etw zu tun
(= fast) express letterEilbrief m; by express mailper Eilzustellung; express serviceExpress- or Schnelldienst m; an express laundry serviceein Wäscheschnelldienst m
adv to send a letter/package expresseinen Brief/ein Paket als Eilsendung or per Express schicken
n
(= train)Schnellzug m; the Orient Expressder Orientexpress; to send goods by expressWaren als Eilgut schicken
(= bus, coach)Schnellbus m

express

:
express company
n (US) → Spedition f(für Expressgut)
express delivery
express goods
plEilfracht f, → Eilgut nt

express

:
express train
nSchnellzug m
expressway

express

[ɪksˈprɛs]
1. adj (all senses) → espresso/a
express letter → espresso
2. adv to send sth expressspedire qc per espresso
3. n (also express train) → espresso
4. vtesprimere
to express o.s → esprimersi

express

(ikˈspres) verb
1. to put into words. He expressed his ideas very clearly.
2. (with oneself etc) to put one's own thoughts into words. You haven't expressed yourself clearly.
3. to show (thoughts, feelings etc) by looks, actions etc. She nodded to express her agreement.
4. to send by fast (postal) delivery. Will you express this letter, please?
adjective
1. travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast. an express train; express delivery.
2. clearly stated. You have disobeyed my express wishes.
adverb
by express train or fast delivery service. Send your letter express.
noun
1. an express train. the London to Cardiff express.
2. the service provided eg by the post office for carrying goods etc quickly. The parcel was sent by express.
exˈpressly adverb
in clear, definite words. I expressly forbade you to do that.
exˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. a look on one's face that shows one's feelings. He always has a bored expression on his face.
2. a word or phrase. `Dough' is a slang expression for `money`.
3. (a) showing of thoughts or feelings by words, actions etc. This poem is an expression of his grief.
4. the showing of feeling when eg reciting, reading aloud or playing a musical instrument. Put more expression into your playing!
exˈpressionless adjective
(of a face or voice) showing no feeling. a cold, expressionless tone.
exˈpressive (-siv) adjective
showing meaning or feeling clearly. She has an expressive look on her face.
exˈpressiveness noun
exˈpressively adverb
exˈpressway noun
a divided highway; a motorway.

express

يُعَبِّرُ عَنْ vyjádřit udtrykke ausdrücken εκφράζω expresar ilmaista exprimer izraziti esprimere 表現する 표현하다 uitdrukken uttrykke wyrazić expressar выражать uttrycka แสดงออก ifade etmek diễn tả 表达

express

vt (thoughts, ideas, etc.) expresar; (pus, etc.) exprimir; to — oneself expresarse
References in classic literature ?
He knew my father years ago, and he sent me a polite note this afternoon, saying he hoped I would allow him to express his friendly feeling toward my children by sending them a few trifles in honor of the day.
When the rumble of the evening train that took away the express cars loaded with the day's harvest of berries had passed and restored the silence of the summer night, he went again to walk upon the veranda.
I had no expectation of seeing him, and we were both surprised when we met on the express.
Burden'-- she clasped her hands as if she could not express how good--'it make very much when you cook, like what my mama say.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
But when I set my eyes on you, and heard you express yourself as you did just now, I sez to myself, sez I, 'Dick, yer's a young lady, and a fash'nable lady at that, ez don't go foolin' round on rules and etiketts'--excuse my freedom, Miss Carr--'and you and her, sez I, 'kin just discuss this yer matter in a sociable, off-hand, fash'nable way.
To the thoughtful mind there will be no tinge of superstition in what we figuratively express, by affirming that the ghost of a dead progenitor--perhaps as a portion of his own punishment--is often doomed to become the Evil Genius of his family.
Her attire, which indeed, she had wrought for the occasion in prison, and had modelled much after her own fancy, seemed to express the attitude of her spirit, the desperate recklessness of her mood, by its wild and picturesque peculiarity.
They simply express their regret that it should be impossible to keep him.
The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.
How she should begin--how she should express herself in her note to Edward, was now all her concern.