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Definitions of model

  1. something to be imitated; " an exemplar of success"; " a model of clarity"; " he is the very model of a modern major general"
  2. a representative form or pattern; " I profited from his example"
  3. worthy of imitation; " exemplary behavior"; " model citizens"
  4. of the nature of or undergoing an experiment; " an experimental drug"; " a pilot project"; " a test run"; " a trial separation"
  5. a simplified description of a complex entity or process; " the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
  6. as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  7. the act of representing something ( usually on a smaller scale)
  8. representation of something ( sometimes on a smaller scale)
  9. a type of product; " his car was an old model"
  10. someone worthy of imitation; " every child needs a role model"
  11. plan or create according to a model or models
  12. form in clay, wax, etc; " model a head with clay"
  13. a of product; " his car was an old model"
  14. construct a model of; " model an airplane"
  15. display ( clothes) as a mannequin; " model the latest fashion"
  16. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  17. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
  21. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
  22. A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
  23. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.
  24. 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.
  25. To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.
  26. A pattern of something to be made, copied, or imitated; standard copy; a small- sized representation of something to be made; a person who poses for a painter or sculptor.
  27. To form after a pattern, especially in clay, etc.
  28. To practice shaping objects out of clay; to make designs.
  29. Serving as a pattern; worthy of being imitated.
  30. Something to show the mode or way: something to be copied: a pattern: a mould: an imitation of something on a smaller scale: something worthy of imitation.
  31. To form after a model: to shape: to make a model or copy of: to form in some soft material. - v. i. to practice modelling:- pr. p. modelling; pa. p. modelled. - n. MODELLER.
  32. Pattern; copy.
  33. To copy from a model; make a model of.
  34. To form or be formed as a model; shape.
  35. A copy or pattern; example.
  36. Modeler.
  37. A pattern to copy; a copy, specially in miniature; example; something to imitate.
  38. To form or work after or for a model, especially in some plastic material.
  39. A pattern of something to be made; a pattern in miniature; any object which an artist proposes to imitate; a copy or object for imitation; that by which anything is measured or formed.
  40. To shape; to make a pattern or copy of in some plastic substance.
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Usage examples for model

  1. At times we are struck with admiration at his power for catching the very trick of his model. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  2. The beginning is always the chief difficulty; only begin at once to model your father's head. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Take old Frank as a model. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  4. " I'm an artist's model," said Paul. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  5. " No," said Mr Temple, " I do not wish you to be as careful as Arthur, my boy, or to take anyone else for a model. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  6. " I wanted to model a figure of Charity. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  7. Really Dr. Raymond, it is a wonderful experience to know any one who so perfectly answers all the requirements of a model character. – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  8. And he says I shall be his first model for the new style- my eyes are just right, as if they'd been made on purpose to help him. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  9. The Christ is from the same model, but is a larger figure in every way and not quite so carefully drawn as in the Pazzi one. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  10. You can draw down twice or three times the money as a model in Goldberg's Store. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  11. At these words he raised his eyes, and they caught the model opposite him. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  12. It was all about model making. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  13. " A really intelligent reader doesn't have to be told that the artist changed his model before he got to the last picture," said I, and I am quite confident she didn't hear me grate my teeth. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. I would like to get that model back for dad, though. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  15. The controls is all different from on the summer model. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  16. Otherwise, I would have asked if you couldn't make use of her for a model, at least till we can find something else." – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  17. New winter model Rolls- Cadipac. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  18. I thought she was a model, and- George flung up his hands with a cry. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  19. He began to write in 1574, and took Lyly's Euphues as his model. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  20. And I've a model coming at ten. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
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