Ensample En*sam"ple, v. t. To exemplify, to show by example. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ensample — En*sam ple, n. [OF. ensample, essample, F. exemple. See {Example}.] An example; a pattern or model for imitation. [Obs.] Tyndale. [1913 Webster] Being ensamples to the flock. 1 Pet. v. 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensample — [en sam′pəl] n. [ME ensaumple < OFr ensample: see EXAMPLE] Archaic EXAMPLE …   English World dictionary

  • ensample — index instance, sample, specimen Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ensample — precedent, c.1300, variant of asaumple, from O.Fr. essample example (see EXAMPLE (Cf. example)). The survival of this variant form is due to its use in N.T. in K.J.V …   Etymology dictionary

  • ensample — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ensample, essample, example Date: 13th century archaic example, instance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ensample — ə̇n, en+ noun Etymology: Middle English ensaumple, from Middle French ensample, essample, exemple more at example : a pattern or model for imitation or warning : example, instance …   Useful english dictionary

  • ensample — /en sam peuhl/, n. Archaic. example. [1200 50; ME < OF, var. (en EN r. es ) of essample < OF < L exemplum EXAMPLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ensample — noun example …   Wiktionary

  • ensample — sb. RG. 446 …   Oldest English Words

  • ensample — n. example; sample, model, pattern v. exemplify, illustrate, show by example …   English contemporary dictionary

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