Definitions of example

  1. punishment intended as a warning to others; " they decided to make an example of him"
  2. 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"
  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"
  4. a single item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is a good example on page 10"
  5. something to be imitated; " an exemplar of success"; " a model of clarity"; " he is the very model of a modern major general"
  6. a representative form or pattern; " I profited from his example"
  7. 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"
  8. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
  9. That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
  10. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
  11. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
  12. 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.
  13. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
  14. A pattern; a model or copy; an illustration; specimen; a warning; a problem to be solved, as in arithmetic.
  15. 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.
  16. A pattern; instance; warning.
  17. A copy; sample; illustration; precedent; warning.
  18. A problem to be solved.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

Usage examples for example

  1. You can set a good example to children. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  2. For example if you suspected that anything out of the way was going on in a room anywhere this would report much to you even if you were miles away. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. I followed his example and saw that it was half- past one. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  4. For example In death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave, who shall give thee thanks?" – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  5. And I will follow the marquise's example – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  6. The others follow their example – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  7. It was just one more example – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. Let me illustrate: Here is a tree, for example – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  9. What an example was here held out to the Company's servants! – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. So you think your life is a good example to follow? – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  11. It's another example of what you can do if you try. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  12. Following his example I too returned to my desk and took up my pen. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. I hope you will not lightly turn away from his example – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  14. Other people followed his example and day by day excitement grew. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  15. If I am to be present at the marriage I must follow their example – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  16. Why don't you follow my wife's example – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  17. I will read an example of what I mean. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  18. Now, I think any one who watched him yesterday could not have failed to see that, had he not grown excited and nervous, he could have worked that example – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  19. My dear girl, the man with the mystery has followed my aunt's example that is, he hasn't disinherited me, but he's dead. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock