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EXPRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does express mean? 

EXPRESS (noun)
  The noun EXPRESS has 3 senses:

1. rapid transport of goods
2. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
3. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

  Familiarity information: EXPRESS used as a noun is uncommon.


EXPRESS (adjective)
  The adjective EXPRESS has 2 senses:

1. not tacit or implied
2. without unnecessary stops

  Familiarity information: EXPRESS used as an adjective is rare.


EXPRESS (verb)
  The verb EXPRESS has 7 senses:

1. give expression to
2. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
3. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
4. serve as a means for expressing something
5. manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
6. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
7. send by rapid transport or special messenger service

  Familiarity information: EXPRESS used as a verb is common.


EXPRESS (adverb)
  The adverb EXPRESS has 1 sense:

1. by express

  Familiarity information: EXPRESS used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPRESS (noun)


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Meaning:

Rapid transport of goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

express; expressage

Hypernyms ("express" is a kind of...):

shipping; transport; transportation (the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials)


Sense 2express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

express mail; express

Hypernyms ("express" is a kind of...):

mail (the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "express"):

pony express (express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback; especially between Missouri and California around 1860)


Sense 3express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

limited; express

Context example:

he caught the express to New York

Hypernyms ("express" is a kind of...):

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)

Antonym:

local (public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops)


EXPRESS (adjective)


Sense 1express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not tacit or implied

Context example:

her express wish

Similar:

explicit; expressed (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication)


Sense 2express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without unnecessary stops

Context examples:

an express train / an express shipment

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


EXPRESS (verb)


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Meaning:

Give expression to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

evince; express; show

Context example:

She showed her disappointment

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

convey; impart (make known; pass on, of information)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "express"):

articulate; formulate; give voice; phrase; word (put into words or an expression)

accent; accentuate; emphasise; emphasize; punctuate; stress (to stress, single out as important)

menace (express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture)

beam (express with a beaming face or smile)

smile (express with a smile)

give vent; vent; ventilate (give expression or utterance to)

exude (make apparent by one's mood or behaviour)

give (manifest or show)

sneer (express through a scornful smile)

connote; imply (express or state indirectly)

burst out (give sudden release to an expression)

evoke; paint a picture; suggest (call to mind)

imply (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

utter; give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize

Context examples:

She expressed her anger / He uttered a curse

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "express"):

pour out (express without restraint)

get off (deliver verbally)

platitudinize (utter platitudes)

say (utter aloud)

represent (serve as a means of expressing something)

say; state; tell (express in words)

pooh-pooh (express contempt about)

hurl; throw (utter with force; utter vehemently)

drop (utter casually)

breathe (utter or tell)

blaspheme; curse; cuss; imprecate; swear (utter obscenities or profanities)

wish (make or express a wish)

call out; cry; cry out; exclaim; outcry; shout (utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy)

clamor; clamour (utter or proclaim insistently and noisily)

shout out; vociferate (utter in a very loud voice)

marvel (express astonishment or surprise about something)

voice (give voice to)

raise (cause to be heard or known; express or utter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

express; state

Context example:

Can you express this distance in kilometers?

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

denote; refer (have as a meaning)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "express"):

vote (express a choice or opinion)

vote (express one's choice or preference by vote)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as a means for expressing something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

convey; carry; express

Context examples:

The painting of Mary carries motherly love / His voice carried a lot af anger

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "express"):

measure; quantify (express as a number or measure or quantity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

Many of the laboratory animals express the trait

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

display; reveal; show (make clear and visible)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 6express [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

press out; extract; express

Context example:

Italians express coffee rather than filter it

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "express"):

ream (squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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Meaning:

Send by rapid transport or special messenger service

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

She expressed the letter to Florida

Hypernyms (to "express" is one way to...):

mail; post; send (cause to be directed or transmitted to another place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


EXPRESS (adverb)


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Meaning:

By express

Context example:

please send the letter express


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