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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Express  \Ex*press"\  ([e^]ks*pr[e^]s"),  a.  [F.  expr[`e]s,  L. 
  expressus  p.  p.  of  exprimere  to  express;  ex  out  +  premere 
  To  press.  See  {Press}.] 
  1.  Exactly  representing;  exact. 
 
  Their  human  countenance  The  express  resemblance  of 
  the  gods.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  I  have  express  commandment.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  A  messenger  sent  express  from  the  other  world. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  {Express  color}.  (Law)  See  the  Note  under  {Color},  n.,  8. 
 
  Syn:  Explicit;  clear;  unambiguous.  See  {Explicit}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Express  \Ex*press"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Expressed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Expressing}.]  [Cf.  OF  espresser  expresser,  L. 
  exprimere  expressum  See  {Express},  a.;  cf  {Sprain}.] 
  1.  To  press  or  squeeze  out  as  to  express  the  juice  of 
  grapes,  or  of  apples;  hence  to  extort;  to  elicit. 
 
  All  the  fruits  out  of  which  drink  is  expressed. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  And  th'idle  breath  all  utterly  expressed.  --Spenser. 
 
  Halters  and  racks  can  not  express  from  thee  More 
  than  by  deeds.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  make  or  offer  a  representation  of  to  show  by  a  copy  or 
  likeness;  to  represent;  to  resemble. 
 
  Each  skillful  artist  shall  express  thy  form  --E. 
  Smith. 
 
  So  kids  and  whelps  their  sires  and  dams  express. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  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 
 
  My  words  express  my  purpose.  --Shak. 
 
  They  expressed  in  their  lives  those  excellent 
  doctrines  of  morality.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Mr  Phillips  did  express  with  much  indignation 
  against  me  one  evening.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  To  denote;  to  designate. 
 
  Moses  and  Aaron  took  these  men,  which  are  expressed 
  by  their  names  --Num.  i.  17. 
 
  6.  To  send  by  express  messenger;  to  forward  by  special 
  opportunity,  or  through  the  medium  of  an  express;  as  to 
  express  a  package. 
 
  Syn:  To  declare;  utter;  signify;  testify;  intimate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Express  \Ex*press"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  expr[`e]s  a  messenger.] 
  1.  A  clear  image  or  representation;  an  expression;  a  plain 
  declaration.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  only  remanent  express  of  Christ's  sacrifice  on 
  earth.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  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;  also  a  railway  train  for  transporting  passengers 
  or  goods  with  speed  and  punctuality. 
 
  3.  An  express  office. 
 
  She  charged  him  .  .  .  to  ask  at  the  express  if 
  anything  came  up  from  town.  --E.  E.  Hale. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  sent  by  an  express  messenger  or  message. 
  [Obs.]  --Eikon  Basilike 
 
  {Express  office},  an  office  where  packages  for  an  express  are 
  received  or  delivered. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  express 
  adj  1:  not  tacit  or  implied;  "her  express  wish" 
  2:  fast  and  direct  and  usually  nonstop;  "an  express  train  or 
  bus"  [ant:  {local}] 
  n  1:  mail  that  is  distributed  by  a  rapid  and  efficient  system 
  [syn:  {express  mail}] 
  2:  a  bus  that  makes  a  limited  number  of  pre-scheduled  stops 
  [syn:  {express  bus}] 
  3:  a  fast  train  that  stops  at  only  a  few  of  the  intermediate 
  stations  [syn:  {express  train}] 
  4:  rapid  transport  of  goods  [syn:  {expressage}] 
  adv  :  by  express;  "please  send  the  letter  express" 
  v  1:  give  expression  to  "She  showed  her  disappointment"  [syn:  {show}, 
  {evince}] 
  2:  articulate;  either  verbally  or  with  a  cry,  shout,  or  noise; 
  "She  expressed  her  anger";  "He  uttered  a  curse"  [syn:  {utter}, 
  {give  tongue  to}] 
  3:  serve  as  a  means  for  expressing  something:  "The  painting  of 
  Mary  carries  motherly  love";  "His  voice  carried  a  lot  af 
  anger"  [syn:  {carry},  {convey}] 
  4:  indicate  through  a  symbol,  formula,  etc.;  "Can  you  express 
  this  distance  in  kilometers?"  [syn:  {state}] 
  5:  obtain  from  a  substance,  as  by  mechanical  action  as  of 
  coffee  [syn:  {press  out},  {extract}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Express 
 
  1.  A  language  supporting  {concurrency}  through  {message 
  passing}  to  named  message  queues  from  {ParaSoft}  Corporation 
 
  {(ftp://ftp.parasoft.com/express/docs)} 
 
  2.  Data  definition  language,  meant  to  become  an  ISO  standard 
  for  product  data  representation  and  exchange.  TC  184/SC4  N83, 
  ISO,  1991-05-31.  E-mail:  . 
 
  3.  A  data  modelling  language  adopted  by  the  {ISO}  working 
  group  on  {STEP}. 
 
 




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