- express [ek spres′, ikspres′]vt.[ME expressen < ML expressare < L expressus, pp. of exprimere, to express, lit., force out < ex-, out + premere: see PRESS1]1. to press out or squeeze out (juice, etc.)2. to get by pressure; elicit by force; extort3. to put into words; represent by language; state4.a) to make known; reveal; show [his face expressed sorrow]b) to show (a genetic trait)5. to picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.6. to show by sign; symbolize; signify [the sign + expresses addition ]☆ 7. to send by expressadj.[ME & OFr expres < L expressus]1.a) expressed and not implied; explicit [to give express orders]b) specific [his express reason for going]2. exact [she is the express image of her aunt]3. made for or suited to a special purpose [express regulations]4. [orig., for the express purpose of running to one station] fast, direct, and making few stops [an express train]5. characterized by speed or velocity; specif.,a) for fast driving [an express highway]b) high-speed [an express bullet]c) for high-speed projectiles [an express rifle]d) having to do with railway express, pony express, etc.adv.by expressn.1. Chiefly Brit.a) a special messenger; courierb) a message delivered by such a messenger; dispatch sent swiftly2.a) an express train, bus, elevator, etc.b) an express rifle3. the pony express4.☆ a) a method or service for transporting goods or sending money or mail rapidly, but at extra costb) the goods transported or money sent by expressc) a business concern operating such a service5. any method or means of swift transmissionSYN.- EXPLICIT, UTTER2——————express oneself1. to state one's thoughts2. to give expression to one's feelings, imagination, etc., in creative or artistic activityexpressern.expressibleadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.