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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expressed 
  adj  1:  communicated  in  words  "frequently  uttered  sentiments"  [syn: 
  {uttered},  {verbalized}] 
  2:  precisely  and  clearly  expressed  or  readily  observable; 
  leaving  nothing  to  implication;  "explicit  instructions"; 
  "she  made  her  wishes  explicit";  "explicit  sexual  scenes" 
  [syn:  {explicit}]  [ant:  {implicit}] 




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