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Definition of express adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1traveling very fast; operating very quickly an express bus/train express delivery services
  2. 2(of a letter, package, etc.) sent by a special, very quick system of delivery
  3. 3(of a company that delivers packages) providing a special, very quick delivery service an air express company
  4. 4(formal) (of a wish or an aim) clearly and openly stated synonym definite It was his express wish that you should have his gold watch after he died. I came here with the express purpose of speaking with the manager.
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