Meaning of “example” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪɡˈzɑːmpl/
Extra Examples
Dan's a classic example of a child who's clever but lazy.Let's look at an example of what he means.Can you give an example?This is another example of a successful company.There are a range of jobs that are fun and my job is a perfect example.

A1 something that is typical of the group of things that you are talking about:

This is a good example of medieval Chinese architecture.
for example

A1 used to give an example of what you are talking about:

Some people, students for example, can get cheaper tickets.

someone or something that is very good and should be copied:

He is a very good example to the rest of the class.
set an example

B2 to behave in a way that other people should copy

(Definition of “example” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)