Meaning of SAMPLER in English


/sam"pleuhr, sahm"-/ , n.

1. a person who samples.

2. a piece of cloth embroidered with various stitches, serving to show a beginner's skill in needlework.

3. a collection of samples, selections, etc.: a sampler of French poetry.

4. an electronic device that digitally encodes and stores samples of sound.

[ 1250-1300; ME samplere essamplere, exemplaire exemplarium EXEMPLAR ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .