express


express
I. express ex‧press 1 [ɪkˈspres] verb [transitive]
1. to say what you think or feel about something:

• The sales manager expressed caution about the deal.

• The USA expressed reservations before eventually signing the agreement.

• Worries have been expressed within the industry about a rise in interest rates.

2. LAW to state clearly and openly something that has been agreed:

• Such warranties are implied, unless a contract expresses a contrary intention.

3. STATISTICS to write a quantity or amount in numbers, letters, or other figures:
express something as/​in

• The country's level of expenditure is expressed as a percentage of the measure of economic activity.

• The value of the coffee becomes significantly higher when expressed in foreign currency.

  [m0] II. express express 2 adjective [only before a noun]
1. stated or written clearly and openly, and showing a clear purpose or intention:

• the distinction between express authority and mere consent

• Copyright prevents use of this material without the express permission of the author.

• There is an express agreement by the plaintiff to pay £10 towards the ground-rent.

2. an express service is one that is quicker than the normal service:

• overnight express trains

• It takes anything from 2 to 5 days, depending on whether or not you use an express transfer.

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express UK US /ɪkˈspres/ verb [T]
to state an opinion or fact, or say how you feel about something: express doubts/reservations »

International observers had expressed growing doubts that the balloting would be fair.

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express appreciation/gratitude/satisfaction

express interest »

He said that a Chinese technology company had expressed interest in acquiring an American manufacturer of disk drives.

express concern »

Some board members expressed concern about the proposal.

COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT to send a package or letter somewhere by a method that is faster than usual: »

She says she expressed the documents yesterday.

to show an amount or quantity in a particular way: express sth as sth »

Expense ratios are a mutual fund's cost of doing business and are expressed as a percentage of your assets in the plan.

express sth in sth »

The rates of duty listed below are expressed in pounds sterling.

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express UK US /ɪkˈspres/ adjective [only before noun]
COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT sent using a service that sends packages and letters faster than is possible with the usual method: »

Did she send it by express mail?

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I have an express package for you.

existing for the purpose of doing something quickly: »

If you have bags to check, you can do it curbside or at the express check-in.

TRANSPORT able to travel at a high speed and not stopping often : »

express buses

LAW clearly stated and agreed, often as a part of a contract: »

All payments were made with the express approval of both governments.

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He will be the main witness at hearings, called for the express purpose of spotlighting his views on climate change.

Compare IMPLIED(Cf. implied)
See also EXPRESS CONDITION(Cf. ↑express condition), EXPRESS CONTRACT(Cf. ↑express contract), EXPRESS TERM(Cf. ↑express term)
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express UK US /ɪkˈspres/ adverb
COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT using a service that sends packages and letters faster than is possible with the usual method: »

Send the letter express, next-day delivery.

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express UK US /ɪkˈspres/ noun
[C] TRANSPORT a fast train or bus that does not stop often: »

The express skips stops to make the trip faster.

[U] COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT a service that sends packages and letters faster than is possible with the usual method: »

The package should arrive by express today.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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