ex·press /ɪkˈsprɛs, ɛk-/ 及物動詞
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.
Express color. Law See the Note under Color, n., 8.
Syn: -- Explicit; clear; unambiguous. See Explicit.
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.]
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.
Ex·press, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expressed p. pr. & vb. n. Expressing.]
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.
Syn: -- To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.
adj 1: not tacit or implied; "her express wish"
2: without unnecessary stops; "an express train"; "an express
n 1: rapid transport of goods [syn: expressage]
2: mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
[syn: express mail]
3: public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that
makes a limited number of scheduled stops; "he caught the
express to New York" [ant: local]
adv : by express; "please send the letter express"
v 1: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: show,
2: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise;
"She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse" [syn: verbalize,
verbalise, utter, give tongue to]
3: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express
this distance in kilometers?" [syn: state]
4: serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of
Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af
anger" [syn: carry, convey]
5: manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); "Many of
the laboratory animals express the trait"
6: obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians
express coffee rather than filter it" [syn: press out, extract]
7: send my rapid transport or special messenger service; "She
expressed the letter to Florida"