January 19, 2015 – Word of the Day
A sample is a small amount of something from a much larger amount. The sample gives a person an idea of what something tastes like, feels like, smells like, or looks like. This word is similar to the word "example."
- Samples of food are often provided at grocery stores.
- After trying a sample of cheddar cheese, we decided to buy it.
- Valerie brought home some wallpaper samples for her kitchen.
- A small sample of paint was applied to a wall in the living room to see how it would look.
- Greg sent in some samples of his artwork in order to find a job as an artist.
- You can find many interesting samples of new music on Soundcloud.
- The doctor wants to look at a sample of your blood.
- Some companies require employees to provide a urine sample to determine if an employee has been using illegal drugs.
The word "sample" is often used as a verb when tasting a small amount of food:
- We sampled some very good wine at a winery. (A winery is a place that makes wine.)
- Would you like to sample some of this avocado? (Would you like to try it? Sample = try)
- Sample some of this cheese. It’s very good. (Try some of this cheese.)
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