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Example meaning

example - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
  3. 3. That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
  4. 4. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
  5. 5. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
  8. 8. A pattern; instance; warning.

example - examples of usage

  1. There's a fine example for you, Mr. Denham. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I asked you, only this morning, for example, to come out and take a turn with me in the garden. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Your mother, for example, or Henry?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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