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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb


Noun express has 3 senses

Adjective express has 2 senses

Adverbial express has 1 sense

Verb express has 7 senses


expressa. [F. exprès, L. expressus, p. p. of exprimere to express; ex. out + premere To press. See Press.].
  •  Exactly representing; exact.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their human countenance
    The express resemblance of the gods.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have express commandment."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    " A messenger sent express from the other world."  [1913 Webster]
  •  of or pertaining to an express train or other conveyance designated an express{5}; makiung few or no intermediate stops; as, an express stop; an express fare; an express elevator.  [PJC]
Express color. (Law) See the Note under Color, n., 8.
Syn. -- Explicit; clear; unambiguous. See Explicit.
expressn. [Cf. F. exprès a messenger.].
  •  A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.  [1913 Webster]
    "The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An express office.  [1913 Webster]
    "She charged him . . . to ask at the express if anything came up from town."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is sent by an express messenger or message.  Eikon Basilike.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [PJC]
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.
expressv. t. [Cf. OF. espresser, expresser, L. exprimere, expressum. See Express, a.; cf. Sprain.].
  •  To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the fruits out of which drink is expressed."  [1913 Webster]
    "And th'idle breath all utterly expressed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Halters and racks can not express from thee
    More than by deeds.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each skillful artist shall express thy form."  [1913 Webster]
    "So kids and whelps their sires and dams express."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "My words express my purpose."  [1913 Webster]
    "They expressed in their lives those excellent doctrines of morality."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation against me, one evening."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To denote; to designate.  [1913 Webster]
    "Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed by their names."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.
  •  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,  [PJC]
Syn. -- To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.


express, v.tr.
1 represent or make known (thought, feelings, etc.) in words or by gestures, conduct, etc.
2 refl. say what one thinks or means.
3 esp. Math. represent by symbols.
4 squeeze out (liquid or air).

expresser n. expressible adj.
express, adj., adv., n., & v.
1 operating at high speed.
2 also a definitely stated, not merely implied. b archaic (of a likeness) exact.
3 a done, made, or sent for a special purpose. b (of messages or goods) delivered by a special messenger or service.
1 at high speed.
2 by express messenger or train.
1 a an express train or messenger. b an express rifle.
2 US a company undertaking the transport of parcels etc.
--v.tr. send by express messenger or delivery.

express rifle a rifle that discharges a bullet at high speed. express train a fast train, stopping at few intermediate stations.
expressly adv. (in sense 2 of adj.).
ME f. OF expres f. L expressus distinctly shown, past part. of exprimere (as EX-(1), premere press)



Amtrak, Aquarius, Ganymede, Hebe, Hermes, Iris, Mercury, PP, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, RD, RFD, absolute, accurate, admitting no exception, advice, affect, affirm, agile, air, air-express, airfreight, airmail, all-out, allege, announce, annunciate, apparent, approve, argue, articulate, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, baggage train, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bearer, bespeak, betoken, bheesty, book post, brandish, breakneck, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to life, bring to notice, broach, busboy, by airmail, by cable, by express, by return mail, by telegraph, cable railroad, caddie, cargo handler, carrier, carrier pigeon, carter, categorical, certain, character, characterize, chime, choo-choo, chorus, circulate, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, close, cog railroad, cog railway, coherent, come out with, commissionaire, common carrier, communicate, communication, communique, complete, conceive, concentrate, conclusive, concrete, connected, connote, consign, consistent, constant, contend, convey, conveyer, coolie, correspondence, couch, couch in terms, courier, crisp, crush, crystal-clear, crystalline, cupbearer, dangle, dashing, decided, decisive, declare, decoct, defined, definite, definitive, delicate, delineate, deliver, demonstrate, denominate, denote, depict, describe, designate, detailed, determinate, develop, different, differentiate, diplomatic courier, direct, direct mail, direct-mail selling, discernible, discharge, disclose, dispatch, display, distill, distinct, distinguished, divulge, double-quick, downright, drain, dramatize, draw, drayman, drop a letter, eagle-winged, el, electric, electric train, elevated, embark, embassy, embody, embody in words, emissary, emit, enact, entail, entire, enunciate, esoteric, especial, essentialize, estafette, even, evidence, evident, evince, evoke, exact, exceptional, exhibit, expedite, expeditious, expel, explicit, export, expose, expose to view, express train, expressed, expressman, extract, extraordinary, faithful, fast, final, fine, fixed, flat, flat-out, flaunt, fleet, flier, fling off, flourish, flying, force out, formularize, formulate, forward, fourth-class mail, frame, frank, freight, freight train, freighter, funicular, furnish evidence, galloping, get across, give, give evidence, give expression, give expression to, give indication of, give out with, give sign, give token, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, give words to, global, go to show, go-between, goods train, gun bearer, hair-trigger, halfpenny post, hasty, hauler, have, headlong, highlight, hint, hold, homing pigeon, hustling, identify, illuminate, illustrate, immediate, impart, implicit, imply, import, in posthaste, inappealable, incarnate, indicate, indisputable, individual, indubitable, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, infuse, inner, insist, intend, intended, intentional, interurban, intimate, involve, issue a manifesto, junk mail, lay down, let out, letter, letter carrier, letter post, letters, light of heel, light-footed, lightning express, limited, limn, limpid, lip, litter-bearer, lively, local, loud and clear, lucid, luminous, mail, mail-order selling, mailing list, maintain, make clear, make known, make plain, manifest, manifesto, mark, materialize, mathematical, mean, melt down, mercurial, message, message-bearer, messenger, metro, micrometrically precise, microscopic, milk train, minute, monorail, newspaper post, nice, nimble, nimble-footed, note, noteworthy, noticeable, nuncio, observable, obvious, open-and-shut, out-and-out, outline, outright, paint, palpable, parade, paragraph, parcel post, parliamentary, parliamentary train, particular, passenger train, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, peremptory, perfect, perform, personal, perspicuous, phonate, phrase, picture, pinpoint, plain, plain as day, pneumatogram, point to, porter, portray, positive, post, post day, postboy, posthaste, postrider, pour forth, precipitate, precise, predicate, premeditated, present, press out, private, proclaim, produce, profess, prompt, pronounce, protest, put, put about, put across, put forth, put in words, put it, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, rack-and-pinion railroad, railroad train, raise, rapid, rattler, reckless, redcap, refine, refined, registered mail, release, religious, religiously exact, remit, render, represent, respective, reveal, rhetorize, rigid, rigorous, roll out, rolling stock, round, runner, running, rural delivery, rural free delivery, say, scientific, scientifically exact, sea mail, seapost, seeable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, send, send away, send forth, send off, set, set down, set forth, set out, several, severe, shield-bearer, ship, show, show forth, show signs of, shuttle, shuttle train, signalize, signify, simple, singular, sketch, skycap, snappy, soak, solipsistic, sound, spanking, speak, speak for itself, speak out, speak up, speak volumes, special, special delivery, special handling, specific, speedy, spell, spotlight, square, stand for, stand on, state, steep, stevedore, straight, straight-out, straightforward, streamliner, stretcher-bearer, strict, style, submit, subtle, subway, suggest, surface mail, swift, symbolize, symptomatize, symptomize, tangible, telegram, tell, tend to show, testify, the Water Bearer, throw off, to be seen, token, total, train, translucent, transmit, transparent, transpicuous, transporter, trot out, truck driver, trucker, true, tube, unambiguous, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconfused, underground, undeviating, undoubting, unequivocal, unerring, unfold, unhampered, unhesitating, univocal, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unwaivable, utter, uttered, vent, ventilate, verbalize, visible, vocalize, voice, voiced, wagoner, water boy, water carrier, wave, way train, well-defined, whisper, whole, winged, without exception, without reserve, word, wring, wring out, write




VB express, phrase, word, word it, give words to, give expression to, voice, arrange in words, clothe in words, put into words, express by words, couch in terms, find words to express, speak by the card, call, denominate, designate, dub.


N intent, intention, intentionality, purpose, quo animo, project, undertaking, predetermination, design, ambition, contemplation, mind, animus, view, purview, proposal, study, look out, final cause, raison d'etre, cui bono, object, aim, end, the be all and the end all, drift, tendency, destination, mark, point, butt, goal, target, bull's-eye, quintain, prey, quarry, game, decision, determination, resolve, fixed set purpose, settled purpose, ultimatum, resolution, wish, arriere pensee, motive, teleology, intended, intentional, advised, express, determinate, prepense, bound for, intending, minded, bent upon, at stake, on the anvil, on the tapis, in view, in prospect, in the breast of, in petto, teleological, intentionally, advisedly, wittingly, knowingly, designedly, purposely, on purpose, by design, studiously, pointedly, with intent, deliberately, with one's eyes open, in cold blood, for, with a view, with an eye to, in order to, in order that, to the end that, with the intent that, for the purpose of, with the view of, in contemplation of, on account of, in pursuance of, pursuant to, quo animo, to all intents and purposes, The road to hell is paved with good intentions, sublimi feriam sidera vertice.


N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.


VB haste, hasten, make haste, make a dash, hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward, hurry, skurry, scuttle along, barrel along, bundle on, dart to and fro, bustle, flutter, scramble, plunge, plunge headlong, dash off, rush, express, bestir oneself, lose no time, lose not a moment, lose not an instant, make short work of, make the best of one's time, make the best of one's way, be precipitate, jump at, be in haste, be in a hurry, have no time, have not a moment to lose, have not a moment to spare, work against time, quicken, accelerate, expedite, put on, precipitate, urge, whip, railroad.


N carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer, cargador, express, expressman, stevedore, coolie, conductor, locomotive, motor, beast, beast of burden, cattle, horse, nag, palfrey, Arab, blood horse, thoroughbred, galloway, charger, courser, racer, hunter, jument, pony, filly, colt, foal, barb, roan, jade, hack, bidet, pad, cob, tit, punch, roadster, goer, racehorse, pack horse, draft horse, cart horse, dray horse, post horse, ketch, Shetland pony, shelty, sheltie, garran, garron, jennet, genet, bayard, mare, stallion, gelding, bronco, broncho, cayuse, creature, critter, cow pony, mustang, Narraganset, waler, stud, Pegasus, Bucephalus, Rocinante, ass, donkey, jackass, mule, hinny, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, burro, cuddy, ladino, reindeer, camel, dromedary, llama, elephant, carrier pigeon, pallet, brace, cart, dolley, support, fork lift, carriage, ship, equine, asinine.


N velocity, speed, celerity, swiftness, rapidity, eagle speed, expedition, pernicity, acceleration, haste, spurt, rush, dash, race, steeple chase, smart rate, lively rate, swift rate, rattling rate, spanking rate, strapping rate, smart pace, lively pace, swift pace, rattling pace, spanking pace, strapping pace, round pace, flying, flight, lightning, greased lightning, light, electricity, wind, cannon ball, rocket, arrow, dart, hydrargyrum, quicksilver, telegraph, express train, torrent, eagle, antelope, courser, race horse, gazelle, greyhound, hare, doe, squirrel, camel bird, chickaree, chipmunk, hackee, ostrich, scorcher, Mercury, Ariel, Camilla, Harlequin, log, log line, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, strobe, radar speed detector, radar trap, air speed gauge, wind sock, wind speed meter, pedometer, fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, aliped, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, galloping, light footed, nimble footed, winged, eagle winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphic, light-legged, light of heel, swift as an arrow, quick as lightning, quick as a thought, swiftly, with speed, apace, at a great rate, at full speed, at railway speed, full drive, full gallop, posthaste, in full sail, tantivy, trippingly, instantaneously, under press of sail, under press of canvas, under press of sail and steam, velis et remis, on eagle's wing, in double quick time, with rapid strides, with giant strides, a pas de geant, in seven league boots, whip and spur, ventre a terre, as fast as one's legs will carry one, as fast as one's heels will carry one, as fast as one can lay legs to the ground, at the top of one's speed, by leaps and bounds, with haste, vires acquirit eundo, I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty minutes, swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow, go like a bat out of hell, tempus fugit.


VB extract, draw, take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out, wring from, wrench, extort, root up, weed up, grub up, rake up, root out, weed out, grub out, rake out, eradicate, pull up by the roots, pluck up by the roots, averruncate, unroot, uproot, pull up, extirpate, dredge, remove, educe, elicit, evolve, extricate, eliminate, eviscerate, express, squeeze out, press out.


VB mean, signify, express, import, purport, convey, imply, breathe, indicate, bespeak, bear a sense, tell of, speak of, touch on, point to, allude to, drive at, involve, declare, understand by.


VB make manifest, render manifest, bring forth, bring forward, bring to the front, bring into view, give notice, express, represent, set forth, exhibit, show, show up, expose, produce, hold up to view, expose to view, set before one, place before one, lay before one, one's eyes, tell to one's face, trot out, put through one's paces, bring to light, display, demonstrate, unroll, lay open, draw out, bring out, bring out in strong relief, call into notice, bring into notice, hold up the mirror, wear one's heart upon his sleeve, show one's face, show one's colors, manifest oneself, speak out, make no mystery, make no secret of, unfurl the flag, proclaim, indicate, disclose, elicit, be manifest, appear, transpire, speak for itself, stand to reason, stare one in the face, rear its head, give token, give sign, give indication of, tell its own tale.

N manifestation, plainness, plain speaking, expression, showing, exposition, demonstration, exhibition, production, display, show, showing off, premonstration, exhibit, indication, publicity, disclosure, openness panchement, evidence, manifest, apparent, salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced, flagrant, notorious, arrant, stark staring, unshaded, glaring, defined, definite, distinct, conspicuous, obvious, evident, unmistakable, indubitable, not to be mistaken, palpable, self-evident, autoptical, intelligible, plain, clear, clear as day, clear as daylight, clear as noonday, plain as a pike staff, plain as the sun at noon-day, plain as the nose on one's face, plain as the way to parish church, explicit, overt, patent, express, ostensible, open, open as day, naked, bare, literal, downright, undisguised, exoteric, unreserved, frank, plain-spoken, candid (veracious), barefaced, manifested, disclosed, capable of being shown, producible, inconcealable, unconcealable, no secret, manifestly, openly, before one's eyes, under one's nose, to one's face, face to face, above board, cartes sur table, on the stage, in open court, in the open streets, in market overt, in the face of day, face of heaven, in broad daylight, in open daylight, without reserve, at first blush, prima facie, on the face of, in set terms, cela saute aux yeux, he that runs may read, you can see it with half an eye, it needs no ghost to tell us, the meaning lies on the surface, cela va sans dire, res ipsa loquitur, clothing the palpable and familiar, fari quae sentiat, volto sciolto i pensieri stretti, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the.


VB tell, inform, inform of, acquaint, acquaint with, impart, impart to, make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken, transmit, let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known, publish, notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of, let one know, have one to know, give one to understand, give notice, set before, lay before, put before, point out, put into one's head, put one in possession of, instruct, direct the attention to, announce, annunciate, report, report progress, bringword, send word, leave word, write word, telegraph, telephone, wire, retail, render an account, give an account, state, let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chest, disclose, show cause, explain, hint, given an inkling of, give a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, glance at, tip the wink, suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe, whisper, whisper in the ear, give a bit of one's mind, tell one plainly, tell once for all, speak volumes, undeceive, unbeguile, set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of, be informed of, know, learn, get scent of, get wind of, gather from, awaken to, open one's eyes to, become alive, become awake to, hear, overhear, understand, come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge, reach one's ears.


N affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.

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