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English adjective: express

1. express not tacit or implied


SamplesHer express wish.


Similarexplicit, expressed


Antonymsimplicit, inexplicit

2. express without unnecessary stops


SamplesAn express train.
An express shipment.


Similarfast


Antonymsslow


English noun: express

1. express (communication) mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system


Synonymsexpress mail


Broader (hypernym)mail


Narrower (hyponym)pony express

2. express (artifact) public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops


SamplesHe caught the express to New York.


Synonymslimited


Broader (hypernym)public transport


Antonymslocal

3. express (act) rapid transport of goods


Synonymsexpressage


Broader (hypernym)shipping, transport, transportation


English adverb: express

1. express by express


SamplesPlease send the letter express.


English verb: express

1. express (communication) give expression to


SamplesShe showed her disappointment.


Synonymsevince, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convey


Narrower (hyponym)accent, accentuate, articulate, beam, burst out, connote, emphasise, emphasize, evoke, exude, formulate, give, give vent, give voice, imply, imply, menace, paint a picture, phrase, punctuate, smile, sneer, stress, suggest, vent, ventilate, word

2. express (communication) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise


SamplesShe expressed her anger.
He uttered a curse.


Synonymsgive tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blaspheme, breathe, call out, clamor, clamour, cry, cry out, curse, cuss, drop, exclaim, get off, hurl, imprecate, marvel, outcry, platitudinize, pooh-pooh, pour out, raise, represent, say, say, shout, shout out, state, swear, tell, throw, vociferate, voice, wish

3. express (communication) serve as a means for expressing something


SamplesThe painting of Mary carries motherly love.
His voice carried a lot of anger.


Synonymscarry, convey


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)measure, quantify


Verb groupcarry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

4. express (communication) indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.


SamplesCan you express this distance in kilometers?.


Synonymsstate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)denote, refer


Narrower (hyponym)vote, vote

5. express (perception) manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)


SamplesMany of the laboratory animals express the trait.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)actualise, actualize, realise, realize, substantiate

6. express (contact) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action


SamplesItalians express coffee rather than filter it.


Synonymsextract, press out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)ream

7. express (communication) send by rapid transport or special messenger service


SamplesShe expressed the letter to Florida.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mail, post, send









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