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Explanation of model by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. form in clay, wax, etc

    2. model a head with clay
    3. construct a model of

    4. model an airplane
    5. create a representation or model of

    6. plan or create according to a model or models

    7. display ( clothes ) as a mannequin

    8. model the latest fashion
    9. assume a posture as for artistic purposes

    1. worthy of imitation

    2. model citizens
    1. the act of representing something ( usually on a smaller scale )

    2. representation of something ( sometimes on a smaller scale )

    3. a type of product

    4. his car was an old model
    5. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process

    6. the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
    7. something to be imitated

    8. a model of clarity
      he is the very model of a modern major general
    9. a representative form or pattern

    10. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    11. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor

    12. the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos
    13. someone worthy of imitation

    14. every child needs a role model

    Definition of model by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Model n. [F. modèle, It. modello, fr. ( assumed ) L. modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See Mode, and cf. Module.]
      1. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size; as, “a scale model of the B-52 bomber”.

      In charts, in maps, and eke in models made. Gascoigne.

      I had my father's signet in my purse,

      Which was the model of that Danish seal. Shak.

      You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished. Addison.

      2. Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a pattern of something to be made; a material representation or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan; as, “the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of a machine.”

      [The application for a patent] must be accompanied by a full description of the invention, with drawings and a model where the case admits of it. Am. Cyc.

      When we mean to build

      We first survey the plot, then draw the model. Shak.

      3. Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for imitation; as, “a government formed on the model of the American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or behavior.”

      4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.

      He that despairs measures Providence by his own little, contracted model. South.

      5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.

      Thou seest thy wretched brother die,

      Who was the model of thy father's life. Shak.

      6. A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, “the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden”.

      7. A person who is employed to wear clothing for the purpose of advertising or display, or who poses with a product for the same purpose; a mannequin1; as, “a fashion model”.

      Syn. -- mannequin1.

      A professional model. H. James.

      8. A particular version or design of an object that is made in multiple versions; as, “the 1993 model of the Honda Accord; the latest model of the HP laserjet printer”. For many manufactured products, the model name is encoded as part of the model number.

      Syn. -- modification2.

      9. An abstract and often simplified conceptual representation of the workings of a system of objects in the real world, which often includes mathematical or logical objects and relations representing the objects and relations in the real-world system, and constructed for the purpose of explaining the workings of the system or predicting its behavior under hypothetical conditions; as, “the administration's model of the United States economy predicts budget surpluses for the next fifteen years; different models of the universe assume different values for the cosmological constant; models of proton structure have grown progressively more complex in the past century”.

      Working model, a model of a machine which can do on a small scale the work which the machine itself does, or is expected to do.

    2. Model a. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, “a model house; a model husband.”

    3. Model, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modeled or Modelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Modeling or Modelling.] [Cf. F. modeler, It. modellare.] To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, “to model a house or a government; to model an edifice according to the plan delineated.”

    4. Model, v. i. ( Fine Arts ) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, “to model in wax”.