(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. not tacit or implied

- her express wish

Similar word(s): explicit, expressed

2. without unnecessary stops

- an express train

- an express shipment

Similar word(s): fast

Sentences with express as an adjective:

- I gave him express instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me.

- This book cannot be copied without the express permission of the publisher.

- In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance.


1. by express

- please send the letter express


1. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

Definition categories: communication, mail

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

- he caught the express to New York

Similar word(s): limited

Definition categories: man–made

3. rapid transport of goods

Similar word(s): expressage

Definition categories: act, shipping, transport, transportation

Sentences with express as a noun:

- I took the express into town.


1. give expression to

Similar word(s): evince, show

Definition categories: communication, convey

2. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

- She expressed her anger

Similar word(s): utter, verbalise, verbalize

Definition categories: communication

3. serve as a means for expressing something

Similar word(s): carry, convey

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

4. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

- Can you express this distance in kilometers?

Similar word(s): state

Definition categories: communication, denote, refer

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

- Many of the laboratory animals express the trait

Definition categories: perception, actualise, actualize, realise, realize, substantiate

6. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

- Italians express coffee rather than filter it

Similar word(s): extract

Definition categories: contact, acquire, get

7. send by rapid transport or special messenger service

- She expressed the letter to Florida

Definition categories: communication, mail, post, send

Sentences with express as a verb:

- Words cannot express the love I feel for him.