SAM'PLE, n. [L. exemplum.]

1. A specimen; a part of any thing presented for inspection or intended to be shown, as evidence of the quality of the whole; as a sample of cloth or of wheat. Goods are often purchased in market by samples.

I design this as a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss.

2. Example; instance.

SAM'PLE, v.t. To show something similar.