Definition of example
What does the word example mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Fact, thing, illustrating general rule; problem, exercise, designed to do this; specimen of workmanship, picture &c.; warning to others, as make an e. of (punish) him; precedent, as beyond, without, e.; conduct as object of imitation, as give, set, a good e.; take e. by, copy; (v.t.) furnish an e. of (usu. in p.p.). [old French]