noun ex·em·plar \ig-ˈzem-ˌplär, -plər, eg-\

: an admired person or thing that is considered an example that deserves to be copied

: a typical example

Full Definition of EXEMPLAR

:  one that serves as a model or example: as
a :  an ideal model
b :  a typical or standard specimen <an exemplar of medieval architecture>
c :  a copy of a book or writing
d :  idea 1a

Examples of EXEMPLAR

  1. cited Joan of Arc as the exemplar of courage
  2. He is an exemplar of this new breed of politician.

Origin of EXEMPLAR

Middle English, from Latin, from exemplum example
First Known Use: 15th century


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