What does Model mean?

Definitions for Model
ˈmɒd lModel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. model, theoretical account, framework(noun)

    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process

    "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

  2. model(noun)

    a type of product

    "his car was an old model"

  3. model, poser(noun)

    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"

  4. model, simulation(noun)

    representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)

  5. exemplar, example, model, good example(noun)

    something to be imitated

    "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"

  6. model, role model(noun)

    someone worthy of imitation

    "every child needs a role model"

  7. model, example(noun)

    a representative form or pattern

    "I profited from his example"

  8. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model(noun)

    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

  9. model, modelling, modeling(adj)

    the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)

  10. exemplary, model(a)(verb)

    worthy of imitation

    "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"

  11. model, pattern(verb)

    plan or create according to a model or models

  12. model, mold, mould(verb)

    form in clay, wax, etc

    "model a head with clay"

  13. model, pose, sit, posture(verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

  14. model(verb)

    display (clothes) as a mannequin

    "model the latest fashion"

  15. model, simulate(verb)

    create a representation or model of

    "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"

  16. model, mock up(verb)

    construct a model of

    "model an airplane"


  1. Model(n.)

    A person who is employed to wear clothing for the purpose of advertising or display, or who poses with a product for the same purpose; a mannequin; as, a fashion model.

  2. Model(n.)

    A particular version or design of an object that is made in multiple versions; as, the 1993 model of the Honda Accord; the latest model of the HP laserjet printer. For many manufactured products, the model name is encoded as part of the model number.

  3. Model(n.)

    An abstract and often simplified conceptual representation of the workings of a system of objects in the real world, which often includes mathematical or logical objects and relations representing the objects and relations in the real-world system, and constructed for the purpose of explaining the workings of the system or predicting its behavior under hypothetical conditions; as, the administration's model of the United States economy predicts budget surpluses for the next fifteen years; different models of the universe assume different values for the cosmological constant; models of proton structure have grown progressively more complex in the past century.

  4. Model(n.)

    A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden.

  5. Origin: [F. modle, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L. modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See Mode, and cf. Module.]


  1. model(Noun)

    A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.

    The beautiful model had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.

  2. model(Noun)

    A miniature representation of a physical object.

    The boy played with a model of a World War II fighter plane.

  3. model(Noun)

    A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.

    The computer weather model did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.

  4. model(Noun)

    A style, type, or design.

    He decided to buy the turbo engine model of the sports car.

  5. model(Noun)

    The structural design of a complex system.

    The team developed a sound business model.

  6. model(Noun)

    A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications.

    British parliamentary democracy was seen as a model for other countries to follow.

  7. model(Noun)

    An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.

  8. model(Noun)

    An interpretation which makes a certain sentence true, in which case that interpretation is called a model of that sentence.

  9. model(Noun)

    A particular style, design, or make of a particular product.

    This year's model features four doors instead of two.

  10. model(Verb)

    To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.

    She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.

  11. model(Verb)

    To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.

    They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment's results.

  12. model(Verb)

    To make a miniature model of.

    He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.

  13. model(Verb)

    To create from a substance such as clay.

    The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.

  14. model(Verb)

    To make a model or models.

  15. model(Verb)

    To be a model of any kind.

    The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.

  16. model(Noun)

    An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number).

  17. model(Adjective)

    Worthy of being a model; exemplary.

  18. Origin: From modelle, from modello, from modellus, diminutive form of modulus, diminutive of modus; see mode, and compare module, modulus, mould, mold.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Model(noun)

    a miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size

  2. Model(noun)

    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

  3. Model(noun)

    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. Model(noun)

    that by which a thing is to be measured; standard

  5. Model(noun)

    any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact

  6. Model(noun)

    a person who poses as a pattern to an artist

  7. Model(adj)

    suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband

  8. Model(verb)

    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

  9. Model(verb)

    to make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax

  10. Origin: [F. modle, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L. modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See Mode, and cf. Module.]


  1. Model

    A model, is a person who is employed to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual object for people who are creating works of art. Modelling is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as an acting, dancing or being a mime artist. The boundary between modelling and performing is, however, not well defined, although such activities as appearing in a movie or a play are almost never labelled as modelling. Types of modelling include fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part and commercial print models. Models are featured in a variety of media formats including books, magazines, movies, newspapers, and TV. Fashion models are sometimes featured in movies Looker, reality television shows, or music videos.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Model

    mod′el, n. something to show the mode or way: something to be copied: a pattern: a mould: an imitation of something on a smaller scale: a living person from whom an artist works: something worthy of imitation.—adj. serving as a model: fit for a model.—v.t. to form after a model: to shape: to make a model or copy of: to form in some soft material.—v.i. to practise modelling:—pr.p. mod′elling; pa.p. mod′elled.ns. Mod′eller; Mod′elling, the act or art of making a model of something, a branch of sculpture. [Fr.,—L. modulus, dim. of modus, a measure.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Model' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #742

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Model' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1510

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Model' in Nouns Frequency: #207

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Model' in Verbs Frequency: #1038

How to pronounce Model?

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How to say Model in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Model in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Model in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Model in a Sentence

  1. Sara Haines:

    Very smart model move.

  2. Mike Tyson:

    I am not a role model.

  3. Deitra Galloway:

    She's a great role model.

  4. Ethan Harris:

    I believe in my own model.

  5. Dan Irwin:

    The model is demand driven.

Images & Illustrations of Model

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Translations for Model

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  • قدوة, موديل, نموذجArabic
  • өлгө, үрнәкBashkir
  • model, maquetaCatalan, Valencian
  • vzor, modelka, manekýn, model, manekýna, manekýnkaCzech
  • Modell, Fotomodell, Mannequin, Model, Vorbild, modellierenGerman
  • μακέταGreek
  • pozisto, pozistinoEsperanto
  • ejemplar, maqueta, modelo, ejemplo, modelar, mostrar, graficar, armar, proyectar, moldearSpanish
  • مانکن, مدلPersian
  • malli, pienoismalli, esikuvallinen, mannekiini, muodostaa, esitellä, mallintaa, muovataFinnish
  • mannequin, maquette, modèle, exemplaire, exemple, modéliser, modelerFrench
  • dèanamhScottish Gaelic
  • modeloGalician
  • modell, manöken, modellez, mintáz, modellkedikHungarian
  • modello, modella, esemplare, modellino, presentare, modellare, indossareItalian
  • 模型, モデル, 模範Japanese
  • 모형Korean
  • peragawati, peragawanMalay
  • model, mannequin, modelleren, staan, tonenDutch
  • model, makieta, wzór, podręcznikowy, modelka, wzorcowyPolish
  • modelo, modelar, exemplarPortuguese
  • моде́ль, маке́т, фасо́н, образцовый, этало́н, шабло́н, образе́цRussian
  • förebild, föredöme, modell, fotomodell, exemplarisk, föredömlig, mannekäng, modell-Swedish
  • மாதிரிTamil
  • modeloTagalog
  • người mẫuVietnamese

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