Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An example; a pattern or model for imitation.
  • v. To exemplify, to show by example.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An example; a pattern or model for imitation.
  • transitive v. To exemplify, to show by example.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sample or specimen; an instance; a typical example.
  • n. A pattern or model; a guiding example.
  • To exemplify; show by example.

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  • "And the ass that he rode upon is a beast of humility, for God would not ride upon no steed, nor upon no palfrey; so in ensample that an ass betokeneth meekness, that thou sawest Sir Launcelot ride on in thy sleep."
    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 13, 2009