(sămʹplər) noun. 1. One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product. 2. A mechanical device that is used to obtain and analyze samples. 3. A decorative piece of cloth embroidered with various designs or mottoes in a variety of stitches, serving as an example of skill at needlework, contoh sulaman. 4. a. A representative collection or selection: a sampler of American short-story writers. b. A variety; an assortment.