Meaning of express by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of express by Wordnet Dictionary
- ( UK ) IPA: /ɛk.spɹɛs/ SAMPA: /Ek.sprEs/
- Rhymes: -ɛs
- Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops .
- ( comparable ) Specific or precise .
- Truly depicted; exactly resembling .
- A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly .
- ( transitive ) To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit .
- ( transitive ) To press, squeeze out ( especially said of milk ).
- ( biochemistry ) To translate messenger RNA into protein .
- ( biochemistry ) To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger RNA .
Explanation of express by Wordnet Dictionary
- her express wish
- Express ( ĕksprĕs ), a. [F. exprès, 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. 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.
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.
2. of or pertaining to an express train or other conveyance designated an express5; 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.
- Express, n. [Cf. F. exprès 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.
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, 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. 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”,
Syn. -- To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.
Definition of express by GCIDE Dictionary