[ɪk'spres;ek-] or [ɪk'sprɛs]


(noun.) rapid transport of goods.

(noun.) public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; 'he caught the express to New York'.

(noun.) mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system.

(verb.) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; 'She expressed her anger'; 'He uttered a curse'.

(verb.) give expression to; 'She showed her disappointment'.

(verb.) send by rapid transport or special messenger service; 'She expressed the letter to Florida'.

(verb.) indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; 'Can you express this distance in kilometers?'.

(verb.) manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); 'Many of the laboratory animals express the trait'.

(adj.) not tacit or implied; 'her express wish' .

(adj.) without unnecessary stops; 'an express train'; 'an express shipment' .

(adv.) by express; 'please send the letter express'.

整理:洛厄尔--From WordNet


(a.) Exactly representing; exact.

(a.) 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.

(a.) 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.

(n.) A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.

(n.) 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; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality.

(n.) An express office.

(n.) That which is sent by an express messenger or message.

(a.) To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.

(a.) To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.

(a.) 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.

(a.) 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.

(a.) To denote; to designate.

(a.) To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.



v. a. [1]. Squeeze out, press out.[2]. Utter, speak, declare, assert, set forth, give vent to, give utterance to.[3]. Represent, indicate, show, signify, exhibit, denote.[4]. Send by express.

a. Explicit, clear, plain, definite, positive, determinate, categorical, not ambiguous, clearly stated.

n. [1]. Messenger (for a special purpose), courier.[2]. Message, despatch.[3]. Speedy conveyance.




SYN:Specific, pointed, direct

ANT:General, vague, leisurely



v.t. to press or force out: to emit: to represent or make known by a likeness or by words: to declare reveal: to out into words: to state plainly: to designate.—adj. pressed or clearly brought out: exactly representing: directly stated: explicit: clear: intended or sent for a particular purpose.—adv. with haste: specially: with an express train.—n. a messenger or conveyance sent on a special errand: a regular and quick conveyance: (U.S.) a system organised for the speedy and safe transmission of parcels or merchandise.—n. Express′age the system of carrying by express.—adj. Express′ible.—ns. Expres′sion act of expressing or forcing out by pressure: act of representing or giving utterance to: faithful and vivid representation by language art the features &c.: that which is expressed: look: feature: the manner in which anything is expressed: tone of voice or sound in music.—adjs. Expres′sional of or pertaining to expression; Expres′sionless.—n. Expres′sion-stop a stop in a harmonium by which the performer can regulate the air to produce expression.—adj. Expres′sive serving to express or indicate: full of expression: vividly representing: emphatic: significant.—adv. Expres′sively.—n. Expres′siveness.—adv. Express′ly.—ns. Express′-rī′fle a modern sporting rifle for large game at short range with heavy charge of powder and light bullet; Express′-train a railway-train at high speed and with few stops; Expres′sure the act of expressing: (Shak.) expression.





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