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model - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'model' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Model [ a.]
- Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.
2 . Model [ n.]
- A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size.
- 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.
- 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.
- That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
- Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
- A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
3 . Model [ v. i.]
- To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.
4 . Model [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'model' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . model [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something to be imitated
Example in sentence:
  • a model of clarity;
  • an exemplar of success;
  • he is the very model of a modern major general
Meaning (2):
- someone worthy of imitation
Example in sentence:
  • every child needs a role model
Meaning (3):
- a type of product
Example in sentence:
  • his car was an old model
Meaning (4):
- a representative form or pattern
Example in sentence:
  • I profited from his example
Meaning (5):
- a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
Example in sentence:
  • she was too fat to be a mannequin
Meaning (6):
- a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
Example in sentence:
  • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
Meaning (7):
- a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
Example in sentence:
  • the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos
8 . model [ v]
Meaning (8):
- form in clay, wax, etc
Example in sentence:
  • model a head with clay
Meaning (9):
- construct a model of
Example in sentence:
  • model an airplane
Meaning (10):
- display (clothes) as a mannequin
Example in sentence:
  • model the latest fashion
Meaning (11):
- create a representation or model of
Example in sentence:
  • The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights
Meaning (12):
- assume a posture as for artistic purposes
Example in sentence:
  • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
13 . model [ s]
Meaning (13):
- worthy of imitation
Example in sentence:
  • exemplary behavior;
  • model citizens