Meaning of SAMPLE in English

SAMPLE

(~s, sampling, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A ~ of a substance or product is a small quantity of it that shows you what it is like.

You’ll receive ~s of paint, curtains and upholstery...

We’re giving away 2000 free ~s...

They asked me to do some ~ drawings.

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2.

A ~ of a substance is a small amount of it that is examined and analysed scientifically.

They took ~s of my blood.

...urine ~s.

= specimen

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3.

A ~ of people or things is a number of them chosen out of a larger group and then used in tests or used to provide information about the whole group.

We based our analysis on a random ~ of more than 200 males.

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4.

If you ~ food or drink, you taste a small amount of it in order to find out if you like it.

We ~d a selection of different bottled waters.

= taste

VERB: V n

5.

If you ~ a place or situation, you experience it for a short time in order to find out about it.

...the chance to ~ a different way of life.

= try

VERB: V n

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