What does example mean?

Definitions for exampleɪgˈzæm pəl, -ˈzɑm-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word example.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. example, illustration, instance, representative(noun)

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

  2. model, example(noun)

    a representative form or pattern

    "I profited from his example"

  3. exemplar, example, model, good example(noun)

    something to be imitated

    "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"

  4. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)

    punishment intended as a warning to others

    "they decided to make an example of him"

  5. case, instance, example(noun)

    an occurrence of something

    "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

  6. exercise, example(noun)

    a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

    "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"

Wiktionary

  1. example(Noun)

    Something that is representative of all such things in a group.

  2. example(Noun)

    Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.

  3. example(Noun)

    Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).

  4. example(Noun)

    A person punished as a warning to others.

  5. example(Noun)

    A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.

  6. example(Noun)

    An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.

  7. example(Verb)

    To be illustrated or exemplified (by)

  8. Origin: From example, from essample (French: exemple), from exemplum, from eximo, from ex + emo; see exempt. Compare ensample, sample, exemplar. Displaced native Middle English bisne, forbus (from Old English bisen, forebisen) and Middle English byspel (from Old English bispel).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Example(noun)

    one or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen

  2. Example(noun)

    that which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy

  3. Example(noun)

    that which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model

  4. Example(noun)

    that which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning

  5. Example(noun)

    an instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples

  6. Example(verb)

    to set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance

Freebase

  1. example

    The name example is reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force in RFC 2606 as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Example

    egz-am′pl, n. that which is taken as a specimen of the rest, or as an illustration of the rule, &c.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance.—v.t. to exemplify: to instance.—n. Exam′plar, a pattern, model.—adj. Exam′plary, serving for an example. [O. Fr.,—L. exemplumeximĕre, to take out—ex, out of, emĕre, emptum, to take.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'example' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #794

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'example' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1007

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'example' in Nouns Frequency: #191

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of example in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of example in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.

  2. Attorney Thomas Eoannou:

    This is a classic example of why rape victims don't come forward, this is the worst example of victim bashing that I have seen.

  3. Nicos Anastasiades:

    In this new round of negotiations we want a solution where ... Cyprus will glow as a shining example of cultural, religious and linguistic example between Christian and Muslim communities.

  4. Biyoo:

    I have heard that the greatest followers make the best leaders - something which has an enormous amount of truth in it. So it safe to say; 'Most times, for you to lead by example, you should first learn to follow an example'.

  5. Simon Cherry:

    We are able to say something about what the cells in the body are doing, how actively they are metabolizing, for example, or how quickly they are dividing. So taking cancer for example that could be tremendously powerful to see when you give a drug whether that shuts down the metabolism of a tumor.

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