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Definition of "sampler" [sam•pler]

  • One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product. (noun)
  • A mechanical device that is used to obtain and analyze samples. (noun)
  • A decorative piece of cloth embroidered with various designs or mottoes in a variety of stitches, serving as an example of skill at needlework. (noun)
  • A representative collection or selection: a sampler of American short-story writers. (noun)
  • A variety; an assortment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sampler" in a sentence
  • "Quite a few of them, particularly a pair of WORD's 'Now Hear This' discs as well as a label sampler and a few themed ones via "the competition", are nearly worn out at this stage."
  • "Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine (Viz): A culinary sampler from the long-running food manga."
  • "The Elfrida who's doing that sampler is the same age as me, and born the same day, she reflected."