Definitions English

  • One that is representative of a group as a whole: the squirrel, an example of a rodent; introduced each new word with examples of its use.
  • One serving as a pattern of a specific kind: set a good example by arriving on time.
  • A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent: a unique episode, without example in maritime history.
  • A punishment given as a warning or deterrent.
  • One that has been given such a punishment: made an example of the offender.
  • A problem or exercise used to illustrate a principle or method.
  • for example As an illustrative instance: Wear something simple; for example, a skirt and blouse.