American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product.
- n. A mechanical device that is used to obtain and analyze samples.
- n. A decorative piece of cloth embroidered with various designs or mottoes in a variety of stitches, serving as an example of skill at needlework.
- n. A representative collection or selection: a sampler of American short-story writers.
- n. A variety; an assortment.
- n. An electronic device used to copy and digitally manipulate a segment from an audio recording for use in a new recording.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An exemplar; a pattern.
- n. A piece of embroidery, worsted-work, or the like. Originally, such a piece of work done to fix and retain a pattern considered of value; or, in some cases, a large piece of cloth or canvas upon which many patterns were worked side by side; more recently, a similar piece of needlework intended merely to exhibit the skill of a beginner, and often framed and hung up for show. Samplers of this sort often included Bible texts, verses, and the like.
- n. One who samples; one who makes up and exhibits samples for the inspection of merchants, etc.
- n. A kind of shovel divided into several parallel rectangular compartments, used in taking uniform and similar samples from a heap of pulverized ore or other material to be assayed.
- n. someone whose job is to take samples
- n. a device that takes samples
- n. music A digital device that merges together samples of recordings
- n. a piece of needlework embroidered with a variety of designs
- n. a representative selection of a larger group
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes up samples for inspection; one who examines samples, or by samples.
- n. A pattern; a specimen; especially, a collection of needlework patterns, as letters, borders, etc., to be used as samples, or to display the skill of the worker.
- n. someone who samples food or drink for its quality
- n. an assortment of various samples
- n. a piece of embroidery demonstrating skill with various stitches
- n. an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something
- sample + -er (Wiktionary)
- Senses 3 and 4, partly Middle English, model (from Anglo-Norman *essamplur) and partly short for Middle English ensampler (from Anglo-Norman ensamplour), both from Late Latin exemplārium, model, copy, from Latin, copy; see exemplar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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