Express - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspres|  American pronunciation of the word express
Brit.  |ɪkˈsprɛs|  British pronunciation of the word express

noun

- mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
- public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops(syn: limited)
- rapid transport of goods (syn: expressage)

verb

- give expression to (syn: evince, show)
- articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise(syn: utter, verbalise, verbalize)
- serve as a means for expressing something (syn: carry, convey)
- indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.(syn: state)
- manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
- obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action(syn: extract)
- send by rapid transport or special messenger service

adverb

- by express

adjective

- not tacit or implied
- without unnecessary stops

Examples

the express lane at the grocery store

...a trip to the supermarket with the express purpose of buying milk...

They sent the package express.

He sent the package to us by express.

He takes the express to work.

He expressed an interest in meeting her.

She expressed surprise at his rude behavior.

The results can be expressed as a percentage.

The length, expressed in centimeters, is 29.

They expressed the package to us.

He expressed his sympathy to the bereaved family.

He expressed himself easily in French.

Children may find it easier to express themselves in a letter than in a formal essay.

We can express that equation like that...

It is expressed as a percentage.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: express
he/she/it: expresses
present participle: expressing
past tense: expressed
past participle: expressed
noun
singular: express
plural: expresses
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