• WordNet 3.6
    • v expedite process fast and efficiently "I will try to expedite the matter"
    • v expedite speed up the progress of; facilitate "This should expedite the process"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • Expedite Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt. "Nimble and expedite . . . in its operation.""Speech is a very short and expedite way of conveying their thoughts."
    • Expedite Free of impediment; unimpeded. "To make the way plain and expedite ."
    • Expedite To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially. "Such charters be expedited of course."
    • Expedite To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants. "To expedite your glorious march."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expedite To remove impediments to the movement or progress of; accelerate the motion or progress of; hasten; quicken: as, the general sent orders to expedite the march of the army; artificial heat may expedite the growth of plants.
    • expedite To despatch; send forth; issue officially.
    • expedite Synonyms To speed, forward, advance, press on, press forward, urge on, urge forward, drive, push.
    • expedite Cleared of impediments; unobstructed; unimpeded; unencumbered.
    • expedite Ready; quick; expeditious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expedite eks′pe-dīt to free from impediments: to hasten: to send forth: to despatch
    • adj Expedite free from impediment: unencumbered: quick: prompt
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  • John Newton
    John Newton
    “Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.”


On a fishing expedition - If someone is on a fishing expedition, they are trying to get information, often using incorrect or improper ways to find things out.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire, to free one caught by the foot, to extricate, set free, bring forward, make ready; ex, out + pes, prdis, t. See Foot


In literature:

That is more or less the talk one hears in every country when about to start on an expedition.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Was it a vessel destined for another Franklin expedition?
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
Terrero's expedition (Jan., 1887).
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Expedition after expedition now left Portugal for the east coast of Africa and India.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The expedition, if it ever took place, must have proceeded down the African coast and round the Cape of Good Hope.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The expedition started out from Los Angeles.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Expeditions from France had entered the St. Lawrence and established settlements in Canada.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Greely, General A. W., expeditions of, to the north, IV.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Great Northern Expedition was ushered in by "the first expedition to Kamchatka".
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Three missionaries accompanied the expedition, Fathers Hennepin, Zenobe, and Ribourde.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

"Valued companion of my expeditions,
Wanderings, and my street perambulations,
What can be more deserving of my praises
Than my umbrella?
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Success to all we undertake, impart,
And expedite the business and design
Of ev'ry one that has an honest heart,
That all, to bless thy holy name, may join.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
For either thy command, or thy permission
Lay hands on all: they are thy right and left.
The first puts on with speed and expedition;
The other curbs sinnes stealing pace and theft.
"Providence" by George Herbert
How easy 'twere
To seize his person in these expeditions,
And make an end of all! You shudder, sir -
Two Maronites, who fear the Lord, have offer
To share the danger of the enterprise,
Under a proper leader.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Mark Jackson leaned against his massive Ford Expedition on a recent afternoon outside the New York Knicks practice facility–a dismal, shadowy gym on a SUNY campus in Purchase.
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have brought in large hydraulic dredge equipment to expedite the removal of ash from the Emory River.
Maybe you've been on an expedition through the Candelaria Caves in Guatemala and haven't heard about Mel Gibson's latest meltdown — or series of meltdowns.
All-in-one kiosk expedites collections of multi- modal biometric and personal identity documentation.
In addition to protecting cargo from terrorist attacks and illegal tampering, ICAO and WCO also hope to expedite the transportation process.
Eight women will test themselves against North America's tallest peak in a rare all-women's guided expedition up Mount McKinley .
To impress their competitors and, more importantly, the grant bodies that provide financial sponsorship for expeditions, mountaineers must come up with ever-more-innovative goals, such as yet-unclimbed peaks, new routes or speed records.
The Patagonia Mountaineering School has more than 50 years combined expertise running Patagonia trekking and mountaineering expeditions and our expert guides will turn your dream into a reality.
James Cameron, producer and director of "Ghosts of the Abyss," shares a submersible with narrator Bill Paxton, at right, during a filming expedition to the wreckage of the Titanic in 2001.
For years, fortune seekers have uncovered treasures from the shipwrecks of failed Spanish expeditions, bringing to light the symbols of a fallen empire.
Tiffin resident Gabi Felter took part in an expedition to Africa this year, and recounts her experiences in a series of columns.
The company's plans: Walmart Stores Inc said Wednesday that it will expedite the openings of Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
Flexibility of Deepwater Construction Vessels Expedites Perdido SPAR, Facilities Installation.
President Obama arrives to speak at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Okla. On March 22, where he promised to expedite construction of a new pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf Coast.
Thank you for sharing the expedition with us.

In science:

We call this suite of tools a shed (SHell for Expeditions using Datamining).
A GRB Tool Shed
Conversely, increasing the number of questions, coupled with a willingness to accept any signal that comes our way without taking care of multiple comparisons, will turn any study into little more than a “fishing expedition”.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Einstein, however, could not yet send an expedition to check this prediction of his theory.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
This work was supported in part by the NSF Expeditions in Computing Program under grant CCF-0832824.
A Universal Scheme for Transforming Binary Algorithms to Generate Random Bits from Loaded Dice
This work was supported in part by the NSF Expeditions in Computing Program under grant CCF-0832824.
Streaming Algorithms for Optimal Generation of Random Bits