Express vs. Local - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Express (adjective)

    Moving or operating quickly, as a train not making local stops.

  • Express (adjective)

    Specific or precise; directly and distinctly stated; not merely implied.

    "I gave him express instructions not to begin until I arrived, but he ignored me."

    "This book cannot be copied without the express permission of the publisher."

  • Express (adjective)

    Truly depicted; exactly resembling.

    "In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance."

  • Express (adjective)

    Providing a more limited but presumably faster service than a full or complete dealer of the same kind or type.

    "The Pizza Hut inside Target isn't a full one: it's a Pizza Hut Express."

    "Some Wal-Mart stores will include a McDonald's Express."

    "The mall's selection of cell phone carriers includes a full AT&T store and a T-Mobile express."

  • Express (noun)

    A mode of transportation, often a train, that travels quickly or directly.

    "I took the express into town."

  • Express (noun)

    A service that allows mail or money to be sent rapidly from one destination to another.

  • Express (noun)

    An express rifle.

  • Express (noun)

    A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.

  • Express (noun)

    A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier.

  • Express (noun)

    An express office.

  • Express (noun)

    That which is sent by an express messenger or message.

  • Express (noun)

    The action of conveying some idea using words or actions; communication, expression.

  • Express (noun)

    A specific statement or instruction.

  • Express (verb)

    To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.

    "Words cannot express the love I feel for him."

  • Express (verb)

    To press, squeeze out (especially said of milk).

  • Express (verb)

    To translate messenger RNA into protein.

  • Express (verb)

    To transcribe deoxyribonucleic acid into messenger RNA.

  • Local (adjective)

    From or in a nearby location.

    "We prefer local produce."

  • Local (adjective)

    Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.

  • Local (adjective)

    Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.

  • Local (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.

    "The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia."

  • Local (adjective)

    Descended from an indigenous population.

    "Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population."

  • Local (noun)

    A person who lives near a given place.

    "It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists."

  • Local (noun)

    A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.

    "I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6."

  • Local (noun)

    A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.

    "The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local."

  • Local (noun)

    One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.

    "I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink."

  • Local (noun)

    A locally scoped identifier.

    "Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable."

  • Local (noun)

    An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.

  • Local (noun)

    clipping of local anesthetic

    "1989, Road House, 39:59:"

    "Well, Mr. Dalton, you may add nine staples to your dossier of thirty‐one broken bones, two bullet wounds, nine puncture wounds and four steel screws. That’s an estimate, of course. I’ll give you a local."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Local (adjective)

    relating or restricted to a particular area or one's neighbourhood

    "researching local history"

    "the local post office"

  • Local (adjective)

    denoting a telephone call made to a nearby place and charged at a relatively low rate.

  • Local (adjective)

    denoting a train or bus serving a particular district, with frequent stops

    "the village has an excellent local bus service"

  • Local (adjective)

    (in technical use) relating to a particular region or part, or to each of any number of these

    "migration can regulate the local density of animals"

    "a local infection"

  • Local (adjective)

    denoting a variable or other entity that is only available for use in one part of a program.

  • Local (adjective)

    denoting a device that can be accessed without the use of a network.

  • Local (noun)

    an inhabitant of a particular area or neighbourhood

    "the street was full of locals and tourists"

  • Local (noun)

    a pub convenient to a person's home

    "a pint in the local"

  • Local (noun)

    a local train or bus service

    "catch the local into New Delhi"

  • Local (noun)

    a local branch of an organization, especially a trade union.

  • Local (noun)

    a floor trader who trades on their own account, rather than on behalf of other investors.

Webster Dictionary

  • Express (adjective)

    Exactly representing; exact.

  • Express (adjective)

    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.

  • Express (adjective)

    of or pertaining to an express train or other conveyance designated an express{5}; makiung few or no intermediate stops; as, an express stop; an express fare; an express elevator.

  • Express (adjective)

    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.

  • Express (noun)

    A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.

  • Express (noun)

    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.

  • Express (noun)

    An express office.

  • Express (noun)

    That which is sent by an express messenger or message.

  • Express (noun)

    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.

  • Express

    To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.

  • Express

    To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.

  • Express

    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.

  • Express

    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.

  • Express

    To denote; to designate.

  • Express

    To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.

  • Express

    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,

  • Local (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.

  • Local (noun)

    A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district.

  • Local (noun)

    In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published.

  • Local (noun)

    A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line, as contrasted with an express, which stops only at certain stations designated as express stops.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Express (noun)

    rapid transport of goods

  • Express (noun)

    mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system

  • Express (noun)

    public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes a limited number of scheduled stops;

    "he caught the express to New York"

  • Express (verb)

    give expression to;

    "She showed her disappointment"

  • Express (verb)

    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise;

    "She expressed her anger"

    "He uttered a curse"

  • Express (verb)

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.;

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

  • Express (verb)

    serve as a means for expressing something;

    "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"

    "His voice carried a lot af anger"

  • Express (verb)

    manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait);

    "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"

  • Express (verb)

    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action;

    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

  • Express (verb)

    send my rapid transport or special messenger service;

    "She expressed the letter to Florida"

  • Express (adjective)

    not tacit or implied;

    "her express wish"

  • Express (adjective)

    without unnecessary stops;

    "an express train"

    "an express shipment"

  • Express (adverb)

    by express;

    "please send the letter express"

  • Local (noun)

    public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops;

    "the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"

  • Local (noun)

    anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body

  • Local (adjective)

    relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area;

    "local taxes"

    "local authorities"

  • Local (adjective)

    of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood;

    "local customs"

    "local schools"

    "the local citizens"

    "a local point of view"

    "local outbreaks of flu"

    "a local bus line"

  • Local (adjective)

    affecting only a restricted part or area of the body;

    "local anesthesia"

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