Express - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)
he caught the express to New York
- rapid transport of goods


- give expression to (syn: evince, show)
- articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise (syn: utter, verbalize)
She expressed her anger
- serve as a means for expressing something (syn: carry, convey)
- indicate through a symbol, formula, etc. (syn: state)
Can you express this distance in kilometers?
- manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
Many of the laboratory animals express the trait
- obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action (syn: extract, press out)
Italians express coffee rather than filter it
- send by rapid transport or special messenger service
She expressed the letter to Florida


- by express
please send the letter express


- not tacit or implied
her express wish
- without unnecessary stops
an express train
an express shipment

Extra examples

...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.

He had boarded an express for Rome.

Word forms

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