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