Meaning of SAMPLE in English

n. & v.


1. a small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like.

2 a small amount of fabric, food, or other commodity, esp. given to a prospective customer.

3 a specimen, esp. one taken for scientific testing or analysis.

4 an illustrative or typical example.

1. take or give samples of.

2 try the qualities of.

3 get a representative experience of.

Phrases and idioms:

sample bag Austral. an (orig. free) bag of advertisers' samples.

Etymology: ME f. AF assample, OF essample EXAMPLE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.