NounExample (plural Examples)
- Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
- Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
- Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
- A person punished as a warning to others.
- A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
- 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.
Adjectives for Example
pernicious; glaring; magnificent; picturesque; genuine; colorful; notorious; admirable; subsequent; fond; familiar; notable; remote; fatal; stirring; savage; disastrous; illustrious; shining; encouraging; extreme; servile; debasing; effective; melancholy; comparative; innumerable (pi); legible; elaborate; excellent; crudest; supreme; imitated; striking; foremost; tardy; ultimate; enlightening; noble; unique; analogous; uncommon; impressive; attainable; painful; recorded; vicious; vindictive; concrete; classic; splendid; pathetic; judicious morbid; eloquent; conspicuous; astounding contagious; flagrant; haphazard; executive pregnant; high-poised; rare; instructive formidable; heroic; valuable; patriotic.
Verbs for Example
afford—; cite—; cull—; display as—; emulate—; encourage—; enumerate—s; exhibit—; follow—; glorify—; imitate—; interpret—; make—of; pattern on—; unearth—; view—; —defiles; —illustrates; —incites; —proves; —verifies.
Synonyms for Example
- byspel, forbisen, model, exemplar, pattern, ideal, archetype, type, sample, specimen, standard, warning, illustration, exemplification, precedent, prototype, design, mold, copy, original, representation, typical case
admonishment, admonition, alarm, archetype, as an example, benchmark, call to mind, case, case in point, caution, caveat, citation, cite, cite a particular, criterion, cross reference, cross section, demonstrate, demonstration, deterrent example, document, emblem, embodiment, exemplar, exempli gratia, exemplification, exemplify, explanation, exponent, final notice, final warning, for example, for instance, give a for-instance, hint, illustrate, illustration, instance, item, itemize, lesson, little bite, little smack, model, monition, moral, name, norm, notice, notification, object lesson, particular, particularize, pattern, prototype, quotation, quote, reference, relevant instance, representation, representative, sample, specimen, standard, symbol, taste, taster, threat, tip-off, to illustrate, type, typical example, typification, ultimatum, verbum sapienti, warning, warning piece
From Middle English example from Old French essample (French: exemple) from Latin exemplum (“literally what is taken out (as a sample), a sample, pattern, specimen, copy for imitation, etc.”) from eximō (“take out”) from ex (“out”) + emō (“buy; acquire”); see exempt. Compare ensample, sample, exemplar. Displaced native Middle English bisne, forbus, forbusen "example, model, template, exemplar" (from Old English bīsen, forebīsen, forebȳsen "example, model, template, exemplar") and Middle English byspel "example, proverb" (from Old English bīspel).