What are some alternative words for sample?

Synonyms for sample
ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term sample.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sample(noun)

    a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

    sampling, sample distribution

  2. sample distribution, sample, sampling(noun)

    items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

    sampling, sample distribution

  3. sample(verb)

    all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

    sampling, sample distribution

  4. sample, try, try out, taste(verb)

    take a sample of

    "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

    attempt, examine, stress, adjudicate, strain, audition, essay, seek, savour, assay, taste, try, prove, test, try on, smack, hear, experiment, try out, judge, render, savor


  1. sample(noun)

    example, specimen

  2. sample(noun)

    To make or show something similar to; to match.

    I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss. -Woodward.

    specimen, example

  3. sample(noun)

    To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wool, cloth.

    ...it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained. Francis Galton et al. (1883). Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee, Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.

    specimen, example

  4. sample(noun)

    To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.

    example, specimen

  5. sample(noun)

    To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new song.

    Thus he concludes, and every hardy knight His sample followed. -Fairfax.

    specimen, example

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sample

    A sample is a portion taken at random out of a quantity supposed to be homogeneous, so that the qualities found in the sample may reasonably be expected to be found in the whole; as, a sample of sugar; a sample of cloth. A specimen is one unit of a series, or a fragment of a mass, all of which is supposed to possess the same essential qualities; as, a specimen of coinage, or of architecture, or a specimen of quartz. No other unit or portion may be exactly like the specimen, while all the rest is supposed to be exactly like the sample. An instance is a sample or specimen of action. Compare EXAMPLE.

    case, example, exemplification, illustration, instance, specimen

    abnormality, aggregate, exception, monstrosity, total, whole

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sample

    specimen, pattern, illustration, case, exemplification, scantling

    exception, deviation, abnormity, monstrosity, variety, nondescript, hybrid, nonsuch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sample(n.)

    specimen, illustration

  2. sample(n.)

    example, pattern, instance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sample(n)

    specimen, example, illustration, exemplification, instance, pattern

How to pronounce sample?

US English

How to say sample in sign language?

  1. sample

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use sample in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Wichman:

    The next piece of the puzzle that will likely emerge is a sample of the malware and/or if a true zero-day vulnerability was used.

  2. Kevin Schrer:

    Had we only taken that one sample, everything would have been wrong.

  3. Athletics Kenya:

    The results of the analysis of the B sample which was conducted on 17th to 19th December 2014 at the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency} accredited laboratory of Lausanne confirmed the finding of the A sample.

  4. Josh Earnest:

    My guess is they’re not going to throw away any perfectly good maps, but you’ve got a sample here of the next run.

  5. David Miller:

    The law does not forbid pictures of the sunset, it was intended to prevent trespassers from collecting any information, a water sample, a soil sample, a rock sample on private land without landowner’s permission.

Translations for sample

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sample »


Find a translation for the sample synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of sample

  1. sample

Discuss these sample synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "sample." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 26 Oct. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/sample>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for sample?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sample:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.