(Ex*pos"tu*la*to*ry) a. Containing expostulation or remonstrance; as, an expostulatory
discourse or letter.
(Ex*pos"ture) n. [Cf. Imposture.] Exposure. [Obs.] Shak.
(Ex*po"sure) n. [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.Macaulay.
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,Shak.
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.
(Ex*pound") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.] [OE. exponen,
expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose, expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE.
expondre, expondre. See Position.]
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]
He expounded both his pockets.Hudibras.
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.Bunyan.
(Ex*pound"er) n. One who expounds or explains; an interpreter.
(Ex*press") a. [F. exprès, L. expressus, p. p. of exprimere to express; ex. out + premere To
press. See Press.]
1. Exactly representing; exact.
Their human countenanceMilton.
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.Shak.
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.Atterbury. Express color. (Law) See the Note under Color, n., 8.