- The definition of a model is a specific design of a product or a person who displays clothes, poses for an artist.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Model refers to this cars design.
- 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 of modelFrench modèle ; from Italian modello, diminutive of modo ; from Classical Latin 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
transitive verbmodeled or modelled, modeling or modelling
- 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 )
- 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 or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study 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.
- a. One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.b. One that serves as the basis for a fictional character or place.
- A person employed to display merchandise, such as clothing or cosmetics.
- Zoology An animal whose appearance is copied by a mimic.
- Being, serving as, or used as a model.
- Worthy of imitation: a model child.
verbmod·eled, mod·el·ing, mod·els also mod·elled or mod·el·ling
- To make or construct a descriptive or representational model of: computer programs that model climate change.
- To plan, construct, or fashion in imitation of a model: modeled his legal career after that of his mentor.
- 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: model clothes.
- In painting, drawing, and photography, to give a three-dimensional appearance to, as by shading or highlighting.
- To make a model.
- To work or serve as a model, as in wearing clothes for display or serving as the subject of an artist.
Origin of modelFrench modèle, from Italian modello, diminutive of modo, form, from Latin modus, measure, standard; see med- in Indo-European roots.
- A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
- The beautiful model had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.
- A representation of a physical object, usually in miniature.
- The boy played with a model of a World War II fighter plane.
- A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
- The computer weather model did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.
- A style, type, or design.
- He decided to buy the turbo engine model of the sports car.
- The structural design of a complex system.
- The team developed a sound business model.
- A successful example to be copied, with or without modifications.
- He was a model of eloquence and virtue.
- British parliamentary democracy was seen as a model for other countries to follow.
- (logic) An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.
- (logic) An interpretation which makes a certain sentence true, in which case that interpretation is called a model of that sentence.
- A particular style, design, or make of a particular product.
- This year's model features four doors instead of two.
- (manufacturing) An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number).
- Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
- Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
(third-person singular simple present models, present participle modelling, US modeling, simple past and past participle modelled, US modeled)
- To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.
- She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.
- To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.
- They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment's results.
- To make a miniature model of.
- He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
- To create from a substance such as clay.
- The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
- (intransitive) To make a model or models.
- (intransitive) To be a model of any kind.
- The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.