From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsamplesam‧ple1 /ˈsɑːmpəl $ ˈsæm-/ ●●●S3W2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1PARTa small part or amount of something that is examined in order to find out something about the wholesample of 🔊 I’d like to see some samples of your work. 🔊 They took a blood sample to test for hepatitis.2TRY something TO SEE IF IT IS GOODa small amount of a product that people can try in order to find out what it is likesample of 🔊 free samples of a new shampoo3GROUP OF PEOPLEa small group of people who have been chosen from a larger group to give information or answers to questions 🔊 The sample consisted of 98 secondary school teachers. 🔊 Out of a random sample of drivers, 21% had been in an accident in the previous year. 🔊 a nationally representative sample of over 950 elderly persons4a small part of a song from a CD or record that is used in a new song 🔊 Her latest album makes extensive use of samples from a wide range of acid jazz tracks.COLLOCATIONSNOUN + samplea blood/urine/tissue etc sampleHe compared the samples with a blood sample from Mr Green.a water/soil etc sampleThey analysed soil samples collected from streams.a DNA sampleArchaeologists are studying DNA samples from ancient Egyptian mummies.verbstake/collect a sampleThe study took samples from workers at four nuclear plants.give/provide a sampleHe said he had once fainted when giving a sample of blood.analyse/test a sampleAll the samples were tested for bacteria.
sample• Next, you will sample a Duo of Foie Gras.• We are able to sample a few of the tubes by vacuuming the sediment.• The results are based on a poll of 1000 randomly sampledadults.• Then we build our salad, sampling each wild thing as we add it to the bigwoodenbowl.• Second-pass silicon will sample in the thirdquarter, with massproduction coming by the end of the year.• Mike Rowbottom has been sampling it.• Tim Littler has seen to it that guests will sample some of the great wines of the world with their dinner.• I decided to sample the chocolatecheesecake.• The hotel provides an excellent base from which visitors can sample the delights of scuba diving and waterskiing.• You were on business visiting the offices where she works and decided to sample the food in the canteen.• You should sample the localnightlifewhile you're here.From Longman Business Dictionarysamplesam‧ple1 /ˈsɑːmpəlˈsæm-/ noun [countable]1a number of people or things chosen from a large group to take part in studies that provide information about the whole groupsample ofOf a sample of executives in 600 companies, 15% had no plans to do business in the EU.The survey was based on a random sample (=a number of people or things chosen without knowing anything about them) of households from all income groups.The agency interviewed a representative sample (=a specially chosen group including several different types of people) of 1,003 people in the city. →quota sample2MARKETINGa small amount of a product that people can use or look at in order to find out what it is likeHe used the product after receiving a free sample in the mail.We were shown some sample pages for the new book.3a small part or amount of something that is tested in order to find out something about the wholesample ofA sample of the water showed that it contained high amounts of sodium. →judgement samplesamplesample2 verb [transitive]1to ask a group of people chosen from a larger group questions, in order to get information or opinions from them, so as to betterunderstand the larger groupFour different groups of adults were sampled for the survey.2to try a small amount of a product in order to find out what it is likeHere’s your chance to sample our latest product.→ See Verb table