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. Serving as a pattern; worthy of being imitated.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Pattern; copy.
  32. To copy from a model; make a model of.
  33. To form or be formed as a model; shape.
  34. A copy or pattern; example.
  35. Modeler.
  36. A pattern to copy; a copy, specially in miniature; example; something to imitate.
  37. To form or work after or for a model, especially in some plastic material.
  38. 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.
  39. To shape; to make a pattern or copy of in some plastic substance.

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