Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

Spanish translation of “example”

example

noun /iɡˈzaːmpl/
something that represents other things of the same kind; a specimen an example of his handwriting. something that shows clearly or illustrates a fact etc Can you give me an example of how this word is used? a person or thing that is a pattern to be copied She was an example to the rest of the class. a warning to be heeded Let this be an example to you, and never do it again! for example /iːˈdʒiː/ (often abbreviated to eg) for instance; as an example
por ejemplo
Several European countries have no sea coast – for example, Switzerland and Austria.
make an example of to punish as a warning to others The judge decided to make an example of the young thief and sent him to prison for five years. set (someone) an example to act in such a way that other people will copy one’s behaviour Teachers must set a good example to their pupils.
(Definition of example from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “example” in English

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More