from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
- adj. Serving as a model.
- adj. Serving as an illustration; typical.
- adj. Serving as a warning; admonitory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deserving honour, respect and admiration.
- adj. Of such high quality that it should serve as an example and sought to be imitated.
- adj. Ideal or perfect.
- n. An example, or typical instance; an exemplar
- n. A copy of a book or writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable
- adj. Serving as a warning; monitory.
- adj. Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
- n. An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving for a pattern or model for imitation; worthy of imitation.
- Such as may serve for a warning to others; such as may deter from wrong-doing: as, exemplary punishment.
- Serving as an example, whether good or bad; attracting imitation; influential.
- Exemplifying; serving as an illustration.
- n. An exemplar; a specimen; a copy, as of a book or writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving to warn
- adj. being or serving as an illustration of a type
- adj. worthy of imitation
From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)