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ex·press

express

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spres
parts of speech:
verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: expresses, expressing, expressed
definition 1: to make known (ideas, thoughts, or feelings).
The president's speech expressed the idea that good schools are needed to make the country stronger.Her big smile expressed her happiness and gratitude.
synonyms:
communicate, convey, state
similar words:
embody, indicate, put, represent, reveal, say, speak, voice
definition 2: to show or tell the thoughts or feelings of (oneself).
He has good ideas and strong feelings, but he finds it hard to express himself in words.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: stated in full; clear.
I went to the town court for the express purpose of proving my innocence.
synonyms:
explicit
similar words:
clear, precise, very
definition 2: of transportation, making few or no stops before reaching an intended place; rapid.
We can still get there on time if we take the express train.We sent the important letter by express mail.
synonyms:
direct, nonstop
antonyms:
local
similar words:
fast, rapid
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part of speech: noun
definition: any fast means of transporting people, goods, or messages.
We took the express into the city and got there in only an hour.
antonyms:
local
derivations: expressible (expressable) (adj.), expresser (n.)
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