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Expositor noun [ Latin See Expound .] One who, or that which, expounds or explains; an expounder; a commentator. Bp. Horsley.

Expository adjective Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical.

A glossary or expository index to the poetical writers.

Expostulate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Expostulated; present participle & verbal noun Expostulating .] [ Latin expostulatus , past participle of expostulare to demand vehemently; ex out + postulare to ask, require. See Postulate .] To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with .

Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.
Jowett (Thuc. ).

Syn. -- To remonstrate; reason. See Remonstrate .

Expostulate transitive verb To discuss; to examine. [ Obsolete]

To expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is.

Expostulation noun [ Latin expostulatio .] The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion.

We must use expostulation kindly.

Expostulator noun One who expostulates. Lamb.

Expostulatory adjective Containing expostulation or remonstrance; as, an expostulatory discourse or letter.

Exposture noun [ Confer Imposture .] Exposure. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Exposure noun [ From Expose .]
1. The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.

The exposure of Fuller . . . put an end to the practices of that vile tribe.

2. The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience.

When we have our naked frailties hid,
That suffer in exposure .

3. Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc. "Under a southern exposure ." Evelyn.

The best exposure of the two for woodcocks.
Sir. W. Scott.

4. (Photog.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.

Expound (ĕks*pound") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Expounded ; present participle & verbal noun Expounding .] [ Middle English exponen , expounen , expounden , from Latin exponere to set out, expose, expound; ex out + ponere to put: confer Middle English expondre , expondre . See Position .]
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [ Obsolete]

He expounded both his pockets.

2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.

Expound this matter more fully to me.

Expounder (-ẽr) noun One who expounds or explains; an interpreter.

Express (ĕks*prĕs") adjective [ French exprès , Latin expressus , past participle of exprimere to express; ex . out + premere To press. See Press .]
1. Exactly representing; exact.

Their human countenance
The express resemblance of the gods.

2. Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, express consent; an express statement.

I have express commandment.

3. Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an express messenger or train. Also used adverbially.

A messenger sent express from the other world.

Express color . (Law) See the Note under Color , noun , 8.

Syn. -- Explicit; clear; unambiguous. See Explicit .

Express noun [ Confer French exprès a messenger.]
1. A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration. [ Obsolete]

The only remanent express of Christ's sacrifice on earth.
Jer. Taylor.

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; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality.

3. An express office.

She charged him . . . to ask at the express if anything came up from town.
E. E. Hale.

4. That which is sent by an express messenger or message. [ Obsolete] Eikon Basilike.

Express office , an office where packages for an express are received or delivered.

Express transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Expressed; present participle & verbal noun Expressing .] [ Confer Old French espresser , expresser , Latin exprimere , expressum . See Express , adjective ; confer 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 .

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. Smith.

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.

They expressed in their lives those excellent doctrines of morality.

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.

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.

Express rifle A sporting rifle for use at short ranges, employing a large charge of powder and a light (short) bullet, giving a high initial velocity and consequently a flat trajectory. It is usually of moderately large caliber.

Express train Formerly, a railroad train run expressly for the occasion; a special train; now, a train run at express or special speed and making few stops.

Expressage (ĕks*prĕs"aj; 48) noun The charge for carrying a parcel by express.

Expressible (-ĭ*b'l) adjective Capable of being expressed, squeezed out, shown, represented, or uttered. -- Express"i*bly , adverb

Expression (ĕks*prĕsh"ŭn) noun [ Latin expressio : confer French expression .]
1. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.

2. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.

With this tone of philosophy were mingled expressions of sympathy.

3. Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments; as, he reads with expression ; her performance on the piano has expression .

The imitators of Shakespeare, fixing their attention on his wonderful power of expression , have directed their imitation to this.
M. Arnold.

4. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling. "The expression of an eye." Tennyson.

It still wore the majesty of expression so conspicuous in his portraits by the inimitable pencil of Titian.

5. A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression ; an odd expression .

6. (Math.) The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.

Past expression , Beyond expression , beyond the power of description. " Beyond expression bright." Milton.

Expressional (- a l) adjective Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea or sentiment. Fitzed. Hall. Ruskin.

Expressionless adjective Destitute of expression.

Expressive adjective [ Confer French expressif .]
1. Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of ; as, words expressive of his gratitude.

Each verse so swells expressive of her woes.

2. Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.

You have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu; be more expressive to them.

Through her expressive eyes her soul distinctly spoke.

-- Ex*press"ive*ly , adverb -- Ex*press"ive*ness , noun

Expressly adverb In an express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly; as, a book written expressly for the young.

The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel.
Ezek. i. 3.

I am sent expressly to your lordship.

Expressman (-m a n) noun ; plural Expressmen (-m e n). A person employed in the express business; also, the driver of a job wagon. W. D. Howells.

Expressness noun The state or quality of being express; definiteness. [ Obsolete] Hammond.

Expressure noun The act of expressing; expression; utterance; representation. [ Obsolete]

An operation more divine
Than breath or pen can give expressure to.

Exprobrate transitive verb [ Latin exprobratus , past participle of exprobrare ; ex out + probrum a shameful or disgraceful act.] To charge upon with reproach; to upbraid. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Exprobration noun [ Latin exprobration : confer French exprobration .] Reproachful accusation; upbraiding. [ Obsolete]

A fearful exprobration of our unworthiness.
Jer. Taylor.

Exprobrative, Exprobratory adjective Expressing reproach; upbraiding; reproachful. [ R.] Sir A. Shirley.

Expropriate transitive verb [ Latin ex out, from + proprius one's own: confer French exproprier .] To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights. Boyle.

Expropriate these [ bad landlords] as the monks were expropriated by Act of Parliament.
M. Arnold.

Expropriation noun [ Confer French expropriation .] The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to exclusive property; the act of depriving of ownership or proprietary rights. W. Montagu.

The expropriation of bad landlords.
M. Arnold.

Expugn (ĕks*pūn") transitive verb [ Latin expugnare ; ex out + pugnare to fight, pugna fight. Confer Impugn .] To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish; as, to expugn cities; to expugn a person by arguments.

Expugnable (ĕks*pŭg"nȧ*b'l) adjective [ Latin expugnabilis .] Capable of being expugned.

Expugnation noun [ Latin expugnatio .] The act of taking by assault; conquest. [ R.] Sandys.

Expugner noun One who expugns.

Expulse transitive verb [ French expulser or Latin expulsare , intens. from expellere . See Expel .] To drive out; to expel. [ Obsolete]

If charity be thus excluded and expulsed .

Expulser noun An expeller. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.

Expulsion noun [ Latin expulsio , from expellere : confer French expulsion . See Expel .]
1. The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc.

The expulsion of the Tarquins.

2. The state of being expelled or driven out.

Expulsive adjective [ Confer French expulsif .] Having the power of driving out or away; serving to expel.

The expulsive power of a new affection.

Expunction noun [ Latin expunctio execution, performance, from expungere . See Expunge .] The act of expunging or erasing; the condition of being expunged. Milton.

Expunge (ĕks*pŭnj") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Expunged (- pŭnjd"); present participle & verbal noun Expunging (- pŭn"jĭng).] [ Latin expungere , expunctum , prick out, expunge, settle an account, execute; ex out + pungere to prick, puncture. See Pungent. ]
1. To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to expunge words, lines, or sentences.

2. To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as, to expunge an offense. Sandys.

Expunge the whole, or lop th' excrescent parts.

Syn. -- To efface; erase; obliterate; strike out; destroy; annihilate; cancel.

Expurgate (ĕks"pŭr*gāt or ĕks*pûr"gāt; 277) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Expurgated (- gā"tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Expurgating (-gā"tĭng).] [ Latin expurgatus , past participle of expurgare to purge, purify; ex out, from + purgare to cleanse, purify, purge. See Purge , and confer Spurge .] To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

Expurgation noun [ Latin expurgatio justification, excuse: confer French expurgation .] The act of expurgating, purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous. Milton.

Expurgator noun One who expurgates or purifies.

Expurgatorial adjective Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory. Milman.

Expurgatorious adjective Expurgatory. [ Obsolete] " Expurgatorious indexes." Milton.

Expurgatory adjective [ Confer French expurgatoire .] Serving to purify from anything noxious or erroneous; cleansing; purifying. " Expurgatory animadversions." Sir T. Browne.

Expurgatory Index . See Index Expurgatorius , under Index .

Expurge transitive verb [ Confer Old French espurgier . See Expurgate .] To purge away. [ Obsolete] Milton.

Exquire transitive verb [ Latin exquirere . See Exquisite .] To search into or out. [ Obsolete] Chapman.