Of or being a small-scale copy of an airplane, ship, etc., esp. one assembled from a kit as a hobby.
To serve as a model.
Other Word Forms of Model
Origin of Model
From Middle French modelle, from Old Italian modello, from Vulgar Latin *modellus, diminutive form of modulus (“measure, standard"), diminutive of modus (“measure"); see mode, and compare module, modulus, mould, mold.
French modèle from Italian modello diminutive of modo form from Latin modus measure, standard med- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to model using the buttons below.