• (RP) IPA: /ɛɡˈzɛm.plə/, /ɪkˈzɛm.plə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɛɡˈzɛm.plɑɹ/, /ɪɡˈzɛm.plɚ/

exemplar (plural exemplars)

  1. Something fit#Adjective|fit to be imitated; an ideal, a model#Noun|model.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:model
  2. A role model.
  3. Something typical or representative#Adjective|representative of a class#Noun|class; an example.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:exemplar
  4. A pattern#Noun|pattern after which others should be made; an archetype.
  5. A well known usage of a scientific theory.
  6. A handwritten manuscript used by a scribe#Noun|scribe to make a handwritten copy; the original#Adjective|original copy of what gets multiply#Adjective|multiply reproduced in a copy machine.
  7. A copy of a book#Noun|book or piece of writing#Noun|writing.
  • German: Vorbild, Vergleichstück
  • Russian: образе́ц
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. (obsolete) Exemplary.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      In our age we have no patterne of motherly affection more exemplare, than yours.

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