Hypertext Webster Gateway: "expressed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

Syn: To declare; utter; signify; testify; intimate.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: communicated in words; "frequently uttered sentiments" [syn:
{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}] [ant: {implicit}]

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