Definitions of example

  1. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A pattern; a model or copy; an illustration; specimen; a warning; a problem to be solved, as in arithmetic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. That which is taken out as a specimen of the rest, or as an illustration of a rule, etc.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance: a precedent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A pattern; instance; warning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A sample; a pattern, copy, or model; a precedent, to be copied or avoided; a former instance; an instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept; an induction of what may happen again from what has happened once before. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A pattern, copy, or model; a specimen; one as an illustration of the whole; a former instance; that which, or the person who, is proper for imitation; one punished for the warning of others; an illustration of a rule or precept. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for example

  1. I hope you will not lightly turn away from his example – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  2. I will read an example of what I mean. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley