[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'.
(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. . Squeeze out, press out.. Utter, speak, declare, assert, set forth, give vent to, give utterance to.. Represent, indicate, show, signify, exhibit, denote.. Send by express.
a. Explicit, clear, plain, definite, positive, determinate, categorical, not ambiguous, clearly stated.
n. . Messenger (for a special purpose), courier.. Message, despatch.. 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.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Mr. Holmes, said Hopkins, I do not know how to express my gratitude. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- It was not all settled before Monday: as soon as it was, the express was sent off to Longbourn. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- There is a great deal of literal truth in that remark, for it has been the peculiar work of Bryan to express in politics some of that emotion which has made America the home of new religions. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Her uncle, always liberal, had bought a garden-chair for her express use. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I do not perceive how you could express yourself more warmly. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- Don't go on posturing like a Deaf and Dumb School,' said the ingenious Fledgeby, 'but express yourself like a Christian--or as nearly as you can. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I am to understand, then, that you hold by the determination expressed in your letter? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Monsieur Tarzan has not expressed himself, said one of the party. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- They had told her that her aunt Shaw was coming; but she had not expressed either surprise or pleasure, or dislike to the idea. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- I could understand the stillness in the house and the thoughtfulness it expressed on the part of all those who had always been so good to me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I would not tell him that I thought him dying, so I expressed my regret that he had not written to me when he was so ill. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Her countenance expressed the deepest sorrow that is consistent with resignation. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- His face was eager and expectant--it expressed nothing but the most intense anxiety to hear her next words. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- These methods of thinking, and of expressing ourselves, are not of so little consequence as they may appear at first sight. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- While eating his cake, I could not forbear expressing my secret wish that I really knew all of which he accused me. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I could not help expressing something of my wonder and regret that his benevolent, disinterested intentions had prospered so little. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I claim the right of expressing my feelings. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Is it necessary that I should defend myself for expressing my displeasure? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I am not indebted for my present happiness to your eager desire of expressing your gratitude. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- It seems as if he must go mad in the necessity he feels for haste and the inability under which he labours of expressing to do what or to fetch whom. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Mr. Bucket, satisfied, expresses high approval and awaits her coming at the door. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- It expresses, as it were, the steward of the legal mysteries, the butler of the legal cellar, of the Dedlocks. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The classic definition of geography as an account of the earth as the home of man expresses the educational reality. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- The more people a party contains the less it expresses their needs. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- This fact expresses at once its strength and its weakness. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Upon this occasion I may cite the authority of an elegant writer, who expresses himself in the following manner. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Mr. Bagnet's face expresses, so far as in its wooden material lies, the highest approbation and acquiescence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.