Definitions of model

  1. To form or be formed as a model; shape.
  2. 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.
  3. To form after a pattern, especially in clay, etc.
  4. To copy from a model; make a model of.
  5. To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.
  6. form in clay, wax, etc; " model a head with clay"
  7. To form or work after or for a model, especially in some plastic material.
  8. To shape; to make a pattern or copy of in some plastic substance.
  9. something to be imitated; " an exemplar of success"; " a model of clarity"; " he is the very model of a modern major general"
  10. a simplified description of a complex entity or process; " the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
  11. a type of product; " his car was an old model"
  12. someone worthy of imitation; " every child needs a role model"
  13. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
  17. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
  18. A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Pattern; copy.
  22. A copy or pattern; example.
  23. Modeler.
  24. A pattern to copy; a copy, specially in miniature; example; something to imitate.
  25. 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.
  26. a of product; " his car was an old model"
  27. display ( clothes) as a mannequin; " model the latest fashion"
  28. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  29. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.
  30. Serving as a pattern; worthy of being imitated.
  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.