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Meaning of EXEMPLAR

Pronunciation:  ig'zemplur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"

EXEMPLAR is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: example, good example, model
 See Also: beaut, beauty, ideal, pattern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*em"plar\, n. [L. exemplar, exemplum: cf. F.
    exemplaire. See {Example}, and cf. {Examper}, {Sampler}.]
    1. A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a
       specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type, as that which
       an artist conceives.
             Such grand exemplar as make their own abilities the
             sole measure of what is fit or unfit. --South.
    2. A copy of a book or writing. [Obs.] --Udall.
  2. \Ex*em"plar\, a.
    Exemplary. [Obs.]
          The exemplar piety of the father of a family. --Jer.
Thesaurus Terms
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