(noun, verb)


1. an occurrence of something

- another instance occurred yesterday

Similar word(s): case, example

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

2. an item of information that is typical of a class or group

Similar word(s): example, illustration, representative

Definition categories: thought, information

Sentences with instance as a noun:

- It sends some precious instance of itself/ After the thing it loves. Hamlet IV. v. ca. 1602


1. clarify by giving an example of

Similar word(s): exemplify, illustrate

Definition categories: communication, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, lucubrate