part of speech: noun

definition 1: something that shows what a group of things is like.

  • An apple is an example of a fruit.

synonyms: case, instance, representative, specimen

definition 2: a model that should be either copied or avoided.

  • His big brother set a good example by helping around the house.
  • She set a bad example for her sister by driving too fast.

synonyms: ideal, mode, role model, standard

definition 3: a punishment meant to serve as a warning to others.

  • The teacher made an example of the lazy student by calling on him often.

definition 4: a math problem used to show how similar math problems can be solved.

  • The examples on the blackboard really helped me to understand multiplication.

phrase: for example