I've been using Japanese-Japanese dictionaries for a while now and this keeps popping up. It seems to me like a kind of usage that is found for the most part only in dictionaries. Can anyone help explain what exactly さま means in the dictionary definition below? (It's from 大辞泉.) It seems to be just a generic object that they modify with the term's definition, i.e. XYZ is a blah blah blah さま (thing).
Any clarification would be really appreciated.