express

ex•press
[[t]ɪkˈsprɛs[/t]] v. t.
1) to put into words:
to express an idea[/ex]
2) to show; reveal:
to express one's anger by a look[/ex]
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[/ex]
8) to exude or emit (an odor, etc.) as if under pressure
9) gen (of a gene) to be active in the production of (a protein or a phenotype)
10) clearly indicated:
She defied my express command[/ex]
11) special; definite:
an express purpose[/ex]
12) direct or fast, esp. making few or no intermediate stops:
an express train[/ex]
13) trs used for direct or high-speed travel:
an express highway[/ex]
14) precise; exact:
an express image[/ex]
15) trs an express vehicle
16) bus a system of sending freight, parcels, mail, etc., that is faster but more expensive than ordinary service
17) bus a company engaged in this business
18) brit. a messenger or a message specially sent
19) something sent by express
20) trs by express:
to travel express[/ex]
21) Obs. expressly
Etymology: 1275–1325; < L expressus, ptp. of exprimere to squeeze, extract, express ex•press′er, n. ex•press′i•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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