[ sam-pler, sahm- ]
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  1. a person who samples.

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

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

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

Origin of sampler

1250–1300; Middle English samplere<Old French essamplere,exemplaire<Latin exemplāriumexemplar

Words Nearby sampler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sampler in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sampler


/ (ˈsɑːmplə) /

  1. a person who takes samples

  2. a piece of embroidery executed as an example of the embroiderer's skill in using a variety of stitches: often incorporating numbers, letters, and the name and age of the embroiderer in a decorative panel

  1. music a piece of electronic equipment used for sampling

  2. a recording comprising a collection of tracks from other albums, intended to stimulate interest in the featured products

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