To model is to create a representation or copy of something, often on a smaller scale, or to base your method of behavior on another person or procedure.verb
- An example of model is when you build a small scale airplane.
- An example of model is when you copy your older sibling's behavior.
The definition of a model is a specific design of a product or a person who displays clothes, poses for an artist.noun
- An example of a model is a hatch back version of a car.
- An example of a model is a woman who wears a designer's clothes to show them to potential buyers at a fashion show.
- a small copy or imitation of an existing object, as a ship, building, etc., made to scale
- a preliminary representation of something, serving as the plan from which the final, usually larger, object is to be constructed
- archetype (sense )
- a hypothetical or stylized representation, as of an atom
- a generalized, hypothetical description, often based on an analogy, used in analyzing or explaining something
- a piece of sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work in bronze, marble, etc. is to be made
- a person or thing considered as a standard of excellence to be imitated
- a style or design; specif., any of a series of different styles or designs of a particular product: a two-door model, a heavy-duty model, a 1969 model
- a person who poses for an artist or photographer
- any person or thing serving as a subject for an artist or writer
- a person employed to display clothes by wearing them; mannequin
Origin: Fr modèle < It modello, dim. of modo < L modus, mode
- serving as a model, pattern, or standard of excellence: a model student
- representative of others of the same kind, style, etc.: a model home
- of or being a small-scale copy of an airplane, ship, etc., esp. one assembled from a kit () as a hobby
- to make a model of
- to plan, form, or design after a model
- to make conform to a standard of excellence: to model one's behavior on that of one's elders
- to shape or form in or as in clay, wax, etc.
- to display (a dress, suit, etc.) by wearing
- Drawing, Painting, etc. to create a three-dimensional image of on a flat surface through the use of color, shading, etc.
- to make a model or models: to model in clay
- ☆ to serve as a model (sense )
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- A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
- a. A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made: a clay model ready for casting.b. Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product: a test model of a solar-powered vehicle.
- A schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics: a model of generative grammar; a model of an atom; an economic model.
- A style or design of an item: My car is last year's model.
- One serving as an example to be imitated or compared: a model of decorum. See Synonyms at ideal.
- One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.
- A person employed to display merchandise, such as clothing or cosmetics.
- Zoology An animal whose appearance is copied by a mimic.
- To make or construct a model of.
- To plan, construct, or fashion according to a model.
- To make conform to a chosen standard: He modeled his manners on his father's.
- a. To make by shaping a plastic substance: modeled a bust from clay.b. To form (clay, for example) into a shape.
- To display by wearing or posing.
- In painting, drawing, and photography, to give a three-dimensional appearance to, as by shading or highlighting.
- To make a model.
- To serve or work as a model.
- Being, serving as, or used as a model.
- Worthy of imitation: a model child.
Origin: French modèle, from Italian modello, diminutive of modo, form, from Latin modus, measure, standard; see med- in Indo-European roots.
- modˈel·er noun
model - Business Definition
- An abstraction of reality, generally referring in investments to a mathematical formula designed to determine security values. Economists also use models to project trends in economic variables such as interest rates, economic activity, and inflation rates.
- A dwelling constructed by a developer that allows potential buyers to inspect the homes, apartments, or condominiums that will be offered for sale.
- A particular type of vehicle produced by a manufacturer. For example, Escalade is a model offered by the Cadillac Division of General Motors Corporation.
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