dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for Expressed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.
                                                    --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And th'idle breath all utterly expressed. --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Halters and racks can not express from thee
              More than by deeds.                   --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or
        likeness; to represent; to resemble.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Each skillful artist shall express thy form. --E.
                                                    Smith.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.
                                                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My words express my purpose.          --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They expressed in their lives those excellent
              doctrines of morality.                --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation
              against me, one evening.              --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. To denote; to designate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed
              by their names.                       --Num. i. 17.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. To send by express messenger; to forward by special
        opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to
        express a package.
  
     7. (Genetics) to produce products that cause the appearance
        of the corresponding phenotype; -- of a gene or of an
        organism with a specific gene; as, to express the
        beta-galactosidase gene,
        [PJC]
  
     Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  expressed \expressed\ adj.
     1. Communicated in words.
  
     Syn: uttered, verbalized.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to
        implication. Opposite of implicit. [Narrower terms:
        graphic] Also See: definite, denotative, denotive,
        overt, open, unequivocal, unambiguous.
  
     Syn: explicit, express.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expressed
      adj 1: communicated in words; "frequently uttered sentiments"
             [syn: expressed, uttered, verbalized, verbalised]
      2: precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable;
         leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she
         made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes" [syn:
         explicit, expressed] [ant: implicit, inexplicit]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org