(Ex`pe*di"tion*a*ry) a. Of or pertaining to an expedition; as, an expeditionary force.
(Ex`pe*di"tion*ist), n. One who goes upon an expedition. [R].
(Ex`pe*di"tious) a. Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity
in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious
march or messenger. Ex`pe*di"tious*ly, adv. Ex`pe*di"tious*ness, n.
Syn. Prompt; ready; speedy; alert. See Prompt.
(Ex*ped"i*tive) a. [Cf. F. expéditif.] Performing with speed. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Ex*pel") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expelled p. pr. & vb. n.. Expelling.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex
out + pellere to drive: cf.F. expeller. See Pulse a beat.]
1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to
expel air from a bellows.
Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?Judg. xi. 7.
2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Forewasted all their land, and them expelled.Spenser..
He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land.Josh. xxiii. 5.
3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a
student or member.
4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. "To expel the winter's flaw." Shak.
5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.]
Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.Spenser..
Syn. To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.
(Ex*pel"la*ble) a. Capable of being expelled or driven out. "Expellable by heat." Kirwan.
(Ex*pel"ler) n. One who, or that which, expels.
(Ex*pend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expended; p. pr. & vb. n. Expending.] [L. expendere, expensum,
to weigh out, pay out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See Poise, and cf. Spend.] To
lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in
donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to
expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
If my death might make this island happy . . .Shak.
I would expend it with all willingness.
(Ex*pend"), v. i.
1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.
2. To pay out or disburse money.
They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend.Macaulay.