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express meaning and definition

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Definition of express (noun)

  1. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
  2. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    • "he caught the express to New York"
    • synonyms: limited
    • antonym: local
  3. rapid transport of goods


Definition of express (verb)

  1. give expression to
    • "She showed her disappointment"
    • synonyms: evince, show
  2. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  3. serve as a means for expressing something
    • "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"
    • synonyms: carry, convey
  4. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
    • "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
    • synonyms: 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
  7. send by rapid transport or special messenger service
    • "She expressed the letter to Florida"

EXPRESS adjective

Definition of express (adjective)

  1. not tacit or implied
    • "her express wish"
  2. without unnecessary stops
    • "an express train"; "an express shipment"

EXPRESS adverb

Definition of express (adverb)

  1. by express
    • "please send the letter express"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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