- a person who prepares or selects samples for inspection
- a collection or assortment of representative selections
- an electronic device used to sample (transitive verb)
- a cloth embroidered with designs, mottoes, etc. in different stitches, to show a beginner's skill
Origin of samplersamplersenses and from sample + -er; samplersense from Middle English samplere, aphetic from Old French essamplaire from Late Latin exemplarium from Classical Latin exemplum: see example
- One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product.
- A mechanical device that is used to obtain and analyze samples.
- A decorative piece of cloth embroidered with various designs or mottoes in a variety of stitches, serving as an example of skill at needlework.
- a. A representative collection or selection: a sampler of American short-story writers.b. A variety; an assortment.
- An electronic device used to copy and digitally manipulate a segment from an audio recording for use in a new recording.
Origin of samplerSenses 3 and 4, partly Middle English model ( from Anglo-Norman essamplur ) and partly short for Middle English ensampler ( from Anglo-Norman ensamplour ) both from Late Latin exemplārium model, copy from Latin copy ; see exemplar .
sample +"Ž -er