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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.
All the fruits out of which drink is expressed.
And th'idle breath all utterly expressed. --Spenser.
Halters and racks can not express from thee
More than by deeds. --B. Jonson.
2. To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or
likeness; to represent; to resemble.
Each skillful artist shall express thy form. --E.
So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.
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.
My words express my purpose. --Shak.
They expressed in their lives those excellent
doctrines of morality. --Addison.
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.
Mr. Phillips did express with much indignation
against me, one evening. --Pope.
5. To denote; to designate.
Moses and Aaron took these men, which are expressed
by their names. --Num. i. 17.
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
Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.
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