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sam·pler

 (săm′plər)
n.
1. One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product.
2. A mechanical device that is used to obtain and analyze samples.
3. A decorative piece of cloth embroidered with various designs or mottoes in a variety of stitches, serving as an example of skill at needlework.
4.
a. A representative collection or selection: a sampler of American short-story writers.
b. A variety; an assortment.
5. An electronic device used to copy and digitally manipulate a segment from an audio recording for use in a new recording.

[Senses 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.]
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sampler

(ˈsɑːmplə)
n
1. a person who takes samples
2. (Knitting & Sewing) 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
3. (Pop Music) music a piece of electronic equipment used for sampling
4. (Music, other) a recording comprising a collection of tracks from other albums, intended to stimulate interest in the featured products
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sam•pler

(ˈsæm plər, ˈsɑm-)

n.
1. a person who samples.
2. a piece of cloth embroidered with various stitches, serving to show a beginner's skill in needlework.
3. a collection of samples.
4. an electronic device that digitally encodes and stores samples of sound.
[1520–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sampler - an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something
observation station - a station set up for making observations of something
2.sampler - someone who samples food or drink for its qualitysampler - someone who samples food or drink for its quality
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
wine taster - a taster who evaluates the quality of wines
3.sampler - an assortment of various samples; "a candy sampler"; "a sampler of French poets"
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
4.sampler - a piece of embroidery demonstrating skill with various stitches
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
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Translations

sampler

[ˈsɑːmpləʳ] N
1. (= person) → catador(a) m/f
2. (Sew) → dechado m
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sampler

n
(= person)Probierer(in) m(f)
(Sew) → Stickmustertuch nt
(= record)Auswahlplatte f
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sampler

[ˈsɑːmpləʳ] n (Sewing) → saggio di ricamo (Mus) strumento elettronico per la campionatura di pezzi musicali
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References in classic literature ?
With her near-sightedness, and those tremulous fingers of hers, at once inflexible and delicate, she could not be a seamstress; although her sampler, of fifty years gone by, exhibited some of the most recondite specimens of ornamental needlework.
I had entered on my studies at Oxford, while you were a good little girl working your sampler at home!"
The "sampler" that the eldest daughter did at school will be spoken of as "tapestry of the Victorian era," and be almost priceless.
The mantelpiece cast up a great black shadow, over half of a mouldy old sampler, which her defunct ladyship had worked, no doubt, and over two little family pictures of young lads, one in a college gown, and the other in a red jacket like a soldier.
'It was a kind of sampler of large size, that each sister had before her; the device was of a complex and intricate description, and the pattern and colours of all five were the same.
Miss Nancy, indeed, had never been to any school higher than Dame Tedman's: her acquaintance with profane literature hardly went beyond the rhymes she had worked in her large sampler under the lamb and the shepherdess; and in order to balance an account, she was obliged to effect her subtraction by removing visible metallic shillings and sixpences from a visible metallic total.
She then became thoughtful and hazarded "samplers;" saying that she never heard them spoken much of now, but that they used to be all the rage when she was a girl.
Wardle's mother--occupied the post of honour on the right-hand corner of the chimney-piece; and various certificates of her having been brought up in the way she should go when young, and of her not having departed from it when old, ornamented the walls, in the form of samplers of ancient date, worsted landscapes of equal antiquity, and crimson silk tea-kettle holders of a more modern period.
A snug chimney corner with two seats, and a small carpet on the hearth, an old flint gun and a pair of spurs over the fireplace, a dresser with shelves on which some bright pewter plates and crockeryware were arranged, an old walnut table, a few chairs and settles, some framed samplers, and an old print or two, and a bookcase with some dozen volumes on the walls, a rack with flitches of bacon, and other stores fastened to the ceiling, and you have the best part of the furniture.
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