Definitions for: Model


[n] the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
[n] representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
[n] a type of product; "his car was an old model"
[n] a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
[n] something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
[n] a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
[n] a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
[n] a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
[n] someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
[v] form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
[v] construct a model of
[v] create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
[v] plan or create according to a model or models
[v] display as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
[v] as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mod"el, n. [F. mod[`e]le, 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.

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 to an artist.

A professional model. --H. James.

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


Mod"el, a.
Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model
house; a model husband.


Mod"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modeledor 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.


Mod"el, v. i. (Fine Arts)
To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as,
to model in wax.

Synonyms: example, exemplar, fashion model, framework, good example, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, mock up, modeling, modelling, mold, mould, pattern, pose, poser, posture, role model, simulate, simulation, sit, theoretical account

See Also: apotheosis, archetype, artist's model, assistant, beaut, beauty, computer simulation, Copernican system, copy, display, dressmaker's model, epitome, exhibit, expose, fashion arbiter, figure, forge, form, form, globe, guide, help, helper, holotype, hypothesis, ideal, ideal, image, imitate, internal representation, interpret, kind, leader, loadstar, lodestar, mean sun, mental representation, microcosm, mock-up, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, original, paradigm, paragon, pattern, photographer's model, pilot, planetarium, possibility, prefiguration, prototype, Ptolemaic system, ramp, re-create, represent, representation, representation, representation, restoration, roughcast, saint, scale, shape, simulation, simulation, sitter, sort, sovietise, sovietize, stochastic process, supermodel, supporter, taste-maker, template, templet, theory, trend-setter, type specimen, variety, work

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