Express

Definition of Express

Ex`press´   Pronunciation: ĕks`prĕs´
a.1.Exactly representing; exact.
Their human countenance
The express resemblance of the gods.
- Milton.
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.
- Shak.
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.
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.
- Atterbury.
n.1.A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.
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.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
[imp. & p. p. Expressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Expressing.]
All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.
- Bacon.
And th'idle breath all utterly expressed.
- Spenser.
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.
- Dryden.
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.
- Shak.
They expressed in their lives those excellent doctrines of morality.
- Addison.
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.
- Pope.
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,

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