What does model mean?

Definitions for model
ˈmɒd lmod·el

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word model.

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"

GCIDE

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. model(Noun)

    A miniature representation of a physical object.

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

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

  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.

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

  4. model(Noun)

    A style, type, or design.

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

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

  5. model(Noun)

    The structural design of a complex system.

    The team developed a sound business model.

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

  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.

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

  7. model(Noun)

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

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

  8. model(Noun)

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

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

  9. model(Noun)

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  12. model(Verb)

    To make a miniature model of.

    He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.

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

  13. model(Verb)

    To create from a substance such as clay.

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

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

  14. model(Verb)

    To make a model or models.

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

  15. model(Verb)

    To be a model of any kind.

    The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.

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

  16. model(Noun)

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

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

  17. model(Adjective)

    Worthy of being a model; exemplary.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Model(noun)

    that by which a thing is to be measured; standard

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

  5. Model(noun)

    any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact

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

  6. Model(noun)

    a person who poses as a pattern to an artist

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

  7. Model(adj)

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

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

  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

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

  9. Model(verb)

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. model

    A type of computer or digital representation of data, information or statistics.

    The computer model was accurate, true and structured.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  
  2. model

    The creation and design of a system.

    The business model was easy and simple so many chose to create their system in a similar way.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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

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How to say model in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. John Meara:

    This gives me the ability to see on this model better than I will in the operating room. for Violet, I actually modified my osteotomies (bone cuts) based on something that I was able to see happening in the model.

  2. Martin McKee:

    The US is an outlier internationally, no one would say the US (model) is good ... for the population.

  3. Jake Fisher:

    Consumers expect their cars to last — and not be in the repair shop. The Tesla Model 3's why reliability is so important.

  4. Nancy Saslow:

    His life is work, he’s had several jobs in prison. He works at construction, he works at a number of other things. He facilitates a men’s group, which is more or less a hospice group… He paints a great deal. His paintings are quite extraordinary, especially for someone who is untrained. However, Saslow made it clear Erik's attempt to move on doesn't eliminate the fact he commited a terrible crime against his own parents. I don’t want to paint him as Saint Erik, but I will tell you, this is someone I have heard the California Department of Corrections [say] they have no problems with [him]… basically a model prisoner, she said. I think he does what he can… to find some sort of peace.

  5. Gerald McInerney:

    We will now move forward to going into in-vivo studies, maybe with mice or hamsters or other animals that can be used as a model for COVID 19 disease, but the next step after that we really can't say.

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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
  • नमूनाHindi
  • 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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