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Express appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Federal Express is now called FedEx.
    When I retire I'll be a FedEx ex.
    But if I'm an officer when I retire, I'll be an ex Fedex Exec.
    Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec's ex.
    If I rejoin FedEx in time, I'd be an ex ex FedEx exec.
    When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec's ex.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun express and its most common antonym:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb express:

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Definition of the noun express

What does express mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: expresses

  1. mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of express: express mail
    • more generic word: mail = the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
    • more specific term: pony express = express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback
  2. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    • example: he caught the express to New York
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of express: limited
    • antonym of express: local
    • more generic term: public transport = conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
  3. rapid transport of goods

Alternative definition of the noun express


  1. A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.
  2. [obsolete] The action of conveying some idea using words or actions; communication, expression.
  3. [obsolete] A specific statement or instruction.

Definition of the adjective express

What does express mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more express / expresser |

  1. not tacit or implied
  2. without unnecessary stops
    • examples: an express train | an express shipment
    • similar: fast

Alternative definition of the adjective express


  1. Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.
  2. [comparable] Specific or precise.
  3. Truly depicted; exactly resembling.

Definition of the adverb express

What does express mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. by express
    • example: please send the letter express

Definition of the verb express

What does express mean as a doing word?

Express is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: expressed | expressing | expresses

  1. give expression to
  2. articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  3. serve as a means for expressing something
  4. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
    • example: Can you express this distance in kilometers?
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of express: state
    • more generic words: denote / refer = have as a meaning
    • more specific words:
      • vote = express a choice or opinion
      • vote = express one's choice or preference by vote
  5. manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
  6. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    • example: Italians express coffee rather than filter it
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of express: extract / press out
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific word: ream = squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer
  7. send by rapid transport or special messenger service
    • example: She expressed the letter to Florida
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Amanda shoved John the box | Nora sent me the book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Nora sent the book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]Amanda shuttled the children to school | Nora sent the book to London
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]TransCanada is shifting its HQ to Calgary from Toronto
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda shoved the box from the corner | Amanda shuttled her children from Philadelphia | Nora sent the book from Paris
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Amanda trucked the package from Philadelphia to her mother's house | Nora sent the book from Paris to London

      Verbs of Sending (with the same syntax): airmail, forward, hand, mail, pass, send, ship, slip, smuggle, sneak, transmit, wire.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: mail / post / send = cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

Alternative definition of the verb express


  1. [transitive] To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.
  2. [transitive] To press, squeeze out (especially said of milk).
  3. [biochemistry] To translate messenger RNA into protein.
  4. [biochemistry] To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger RNA.


  1. "Express" a.k.a. "The Express" is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Charles Leavitt from a book titled Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, authored by Robert C. Gallagher. The film is based on the life of Syracuse University football player Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, portrayed by actor Rob Brown. The Express explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics.
  2. "Express" is a 2013 animated short film directed by Judit Orosz.
    • country: Hungary
    • genre: Animation
    • released in


  1. "Express" is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the accompanying soundtrack album to her film debut, Burlesque. Written by Aguilera, C. "Tricky" Stewart and Claude Kelly and was produced by Stewart, "Express" is an uptempo electropop number. The track premiered on November 3, 2010 on On Air with Ryan Seacrest to promote the soundtrack. It was also released to Australian radio as a single on December 6, 2010.
  2. "Express" is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Love and Rockets. It was released on 15 September 1986 on Beggars Banquet Records. An even greater departure from the band members' previous work as Bauhaus, the album's fusion of underground rock with pop stylings can be seen as an early example of alternative rock music, a genre that reached mainstream popularity in the early 1990s.
  3. "Express" is a 1974 song by B. T. Express. It made #4 on the US Pop Chart, #1 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, #1 on the US Dance Chart and #34 on the UK Singles Chart and a remix of it made #67 in the UK in 1994.
  4. "Express" is a musical album of Solid Base.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  5. "Express" is a musical album of Express.
    • released in (41 years ago)
  6. "Express" is a musical single of Dina Carroll.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  7. "Express" is a musical EP of Elis Paprika.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  8. "Express" is a musical album of Metro.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  9. "Express" is a musical album of Zuzo Moussawer.
  10. "Express" is a musical album of BT Express.


  1. Express on suomalainen popyhtye, joka on perustettu vuonna 1967. Yhtye on toiminut tauotta perustamisestaan asti ja alkuperäisjäsenistä ovat mukana Junnu Sippola ja Unski Kaikkonen ja 37 poissaolovuoden jälkeen kansanedustaja Lyly Rajala. Yhtye keikkailee vielä vuonna 2010 ja onkin The Boysin jälkeen Suomen vanhin yhtäjaksoisesti toiminut popyhtye.
    • members:
    • albums: "Express", "Anna, Anna", "Land of 1000 Dances / I Saw Her Standing There"
  2. Express is a musical group.
    • album: "Серебряный "Экспресс""
  3. Express is a musical group.
    • album: "Prišol Kohut Z Ameriky"

There are other groups with in their name, like S-Express, S'Express, BT Express, KV Express, Ego Express, Eden Express, l.a. express, Nord Express, Ohio Express, Pony Express, T.H. Express, Wasa Express, Diana Express, Disco Express, Perth Express, Poney Express, Berlin Express, Kosmos Express, Clejani Express and Digital Express.


EXPRESS is a record label.


  1. The Express is a free daily newspaper, distributed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  2. Express: The term express was first applied to hunting rifles and ammunition beginning in the middle 19th century, to indicate a rifle or ammunition capable of higher than typical velocities. The early express cartridges used a heavy charge of black powder to propel a lightweight, often hollow point bullet, at high velocities to maximize point blank range. Later the express cartridges were loaded with nitrocellulose based gunpowder, leading to the Nitro Express cartridges, the first of which was the .450 Nitro Express.
    • also known as Express rifle
  3. Express a.k.a. Ekspress, is a series of geostationary communications satellites owned by Russian State Company for Satellite Communications. The first satellite of this kind was launched on October 13, 1994. The satellites are produced by the company JSC Information Satellite Systems.
  4. EXPRESS is a standard data modeling language for product data. EXPRESS is formalized in the ISO Standard for the Exchange of Product model STEP, and standardized as ISO 10303-11.
    • also known as ISO 10303-11

Phrases with Express

Phrases starting with the word Express:

  1. express joy
  2. Express Lane
  3. express mail
  4. express-mail
  5. express mirth
  6. Express train
  7. express trust
  8. express emotion
  9. express feelings
  10. express luxury liner

Phrases ending with the word Express:

  1. Café Express
  2. Mars Express
  3. pony express
  4. Pineapple Express

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Express

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1902)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien

The matter in dispute in this suit is whether the said act of congress entitled “ An act to provide ways and means to meet war expenditures, and for other purposes, " approved June :3, 1898, imposes upon The Adams Express Company and ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1921)

MEMPHIS American Express Co 124 North Court St. MILWAUKEE American ...

Google previewHudson's Dictionary of Minneapolis and Vicinity (1906)

by Horace Bushnell Hudson

Express Charges. — Rates for ex- pressage and parcel delivery are regulated by city ordinance. The section applying to this subject is as follows : Loads not exceeding 200 pounds within one-half mile, 25c. Loads not exceeding 500 pounds ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business History (2009)

by Charles R. Geisst

Paul Lagasse American Express Company The American Express Company is one of the most visible companies in the world. Known primarily for its widely used green charge card and blue box logo, American Express provides travel and ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Concise Writing (2002)

10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske


Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management (2010)

by Abraham Pizam

Express check-out experimentation. Experimentation is the ideal research tool for drawing causal conclusions about the effects of managerial actions on employee and consumer behaviors. Reference Lynn, A., & Lynn, M. (2003).

Google previewThe 100 Most Significant Events in American Business: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Alliances were formed with American Express to service the nation coast to coast, briefly maintaining an express monopoly through interlocking directors. Butterfield's mail service of 25 to 28 days remained too slow for some financial banks.

Google previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

The Pony Express worked efficiently in so far as the actual travel was concerned. Economically, it was a nightmare for Russell, Waddell, and Majors. The company, already hurting from the Utah War and Russell's earlier venture, never ...

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Small photo of ZAGREB, CROATIA - AUGUST 9, 2017: Green American express card in wallet. American express is one of most popular credit cards worldwide.Small photo of ZAGREB, CROATIA - AUGUST 9, 2017: Green American express card in wallet. American express is one of most popular credit cards worldwide.Small photo of Ruse city, Bulgaria - August 29, 2017. The legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express is ready to depart from Ruse Railway station. Chief wagon. The luxury train travels between Paris and Istanbul.Small photo of Ruse city, Bulgaria - August 29, 2017. The legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express is ready to depart from Ruse Railway station. In the station. The luxury train travels between Paris and Istanbul.Small photo of HONG KONG, HONG KONG – OCTOBER 10 2017: American Express logo on display at the AMEX Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, set on a wooden background.Small photo of NEW YORK CITY, USA – AUGUST 14 2015: American Express logo on display in the AMEX Centurion Lounge at New York LaGuardia Airport. A green living wall greets guests at the entrance. More...

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Quotes about Express

As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express,the more joy you experience. (Arnold Patent)
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Scrabble value of E1X8P3R1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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