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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Express \Ex*press"\, n. [Cf. F. expr[`e]s a messenger.] 1. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on earth. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or parcels. [1913 Webster] 3. An express office. [1913 Webster] She charged him . . . to ask at the express if anything came up from town. --E. E. Hale. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is sent by an express messenger or message. [Obs.] --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] 5. a railway train or bus for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality; a train or bus that does not stop at certain stations. Contrasted to local; as, take the express to get there faster. Syn: express train. [PJC] Express office, an office where packages for an express are received or delivered. Express train, a railway train (such as a subway train) that does not stop at certain stations, but only at stations designated express stops. [1913 Webster]