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  1. ex·press
    IPA[ikˈspres]
  2. adjective

    • 1. operating at high speed:

      express elevators take you directly to the eighth floor
    • 2. (of a train or other vehicle of public transportation) making few intermediate stops and reaching its destination quickly:

      an express train bound for Innsbruck express bus service an express elevator
    • 3. denoting a service in which letters or packages are delivered by a special service to ensure speed or security:

      an express letter an express airmail service

    adverb

    • 1. by express train or delivery service:

      I got my wife to send my gloves express to the hotel

    noun

    • 1. an express train or other vehicle of public transportation:

      we embarked for the south of France on an overnight express
    • 2. an overnight or rapid delivery service:

      the books arrived by express
    • 3. an express rifle.

    verb

    • 1. send by express delivery or messenger:

      I expressed my clothes to my destination
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: express, plural noun: expresses

    • verb

      convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct:

      say or otherwise communicate what one thinks or means:

    • adjective

      definitely stated, not merely implied:

      precisely and specifically identified to the exclusion of anything else:

    • adjective

      operating at high speed:

      (of a train or other form of public transport) making few intermediate stops and reaching its destination quickly:

    • adverb

      by express train or delivery service:
    • noun

      a train that stops at few stations and travels quickly:

      a special delivery service:

    • verb

      convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct:

      say or otherwise communicate what one thinks or means:

    • adjective

      stated explicitly, not merely implied:

      specifically identified to the exclusion of anything else:

    • noun

      (on a highway) a lane for through traffic, having fewer exits.

      (in a grocery store) a checkout aisle for shoppers buying only a few items.

    • noun

      a small, fast lightweight canoe used to transport goods or passengers:
    • noun

      a rifle that discharges a bullet at high speed, used in big-game hunting.
    • a system of mail delivery operating from 1860 to 1861 over a distance of 1,800 miles (2,900 km) between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, using continuous relays of horse riders.
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