The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

6 definitions found
 for sample
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sample \Sam"ple\, v. t.
     1. To make or show something similar to; to match. --Bp.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample
        sugar, teas, wools, cloths.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sample \Sam"ple\, n. [OE. sample, asaumple, OF. essample,
     example, fr. L. exemplum. See Example, and cf. Ensample,
     1. Example; pattern. [Obs.] --Spenser. "A sample to the
        youngest." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight
              His sample followed.                  --Fairfax.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as
        evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as,
        goods are often purchased by samples.
        [1913 Webster]
              I design this but for a sample of what I hope more
              fully to discuss.                     --Woodward.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Specimen; example. See Specimen.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small part of something intended as representative of the
      2: items selected at random from a population and used to test
         hypotheses about the population [syn: sample distribution,
         sample, sampling]
      3: all or part of a natural object that is collected and
         preserved as an example of its class
      v 1: take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the
           regional dishes" [syn: sample, try, try out, taste]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "sample":
     adjunct, assay, barometer, bite, bring to test, canvass, case,
     case history, characteristic, component, conduct a poll, confirm,
     constituent, contingent, cross section, cut and try, detachment,
     detail, distinctive, distinguishing, division, dole, element,
     essay, example, exemplary, experience, experiment, feeler,
     fraction, fragment, give a try, give a tryout, have a go,
     illustration, illustrative, indication, individual, installment,
     item, little bite, little smack, make a survey, natural,
     naturalistic, nibble, normal, parcel, part, particular, percentage,
     piece, pilot balloon, play around with, poll, portion,
     practice upon, probe, prove, put to trial, quadrant, quarter,
     questionnaire, quintessential, quota, random sample, realistic,
     regular, remainder, representation, representational,
     representative, research, road-test, run a sample, sampler,
     sampling, savor, section, sector, segment, shake down, share, sign,
     sip, smack, sound, sounder, specimen, straw vote, subdivision,
     subgroup, subspecies, substantiate, sup, survey, swatch, taste,
     taste of, taster, test, trial, trial balloon, true to form,
     true to type, try, try it on, try out, typal, typic, typical, unit,
     usual, validate, verify, weather vane, weathercock

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The result of measuring the
     amplitude of an analog signal at a specified time.  In
     digital signal processing a sample is a signed or unsigned
     number and the number of samples per second is called the
     sample rate.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SAMPLE, contracts. A small quantity of any commodity or merchandise, 
  exhibited as a specimen of a larger quantity called the bulk. (q.v.) 
       2. When a sale is made by sample, and it afterwards turns out that the 
  bulk does not correspond with it, the purchaser is not, in general, bound to 
  take the property on a compensation being made to him for the difference. 1 
  Campb. R. 113; vide 2 East, 314; 4, Campb. R. 22; 12 Wend. 566 9 Wend. 20; 6 
  Cowen, 354; 12 Wend. 413. See 5 John. R. 395. 

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229