What does model mean?

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ˈmɒd lmod·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. model, theoretical account, frameworknoun

    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process

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

  2. modelnoun

    a type of product

    "his car was an old model"

  3. model, posernoun

    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, simulationnoun

    representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)

  5. exemplar, example, model, good examplenoun

    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 modelnoun

    someone worthy of imitation

    "every child needs a role model"

  7. model, examplenoun

    a representative form or pattern

    "I profited from his example"

  8. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, modelnoun

    a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

    "she was too fat to be a mannequin"

  9. model, modelling, modelingadjective

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

  10. exemplary, model(a)verb

    worthy of imitation

    "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"

  11. model, patternverb

    plan or create according to a model or models

  12. model, mold, mouldverb

    form in clay, wax, etc

    "model a head with clay"

  13. model, pose, sit, postureverb

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

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

  14. modelverb

    display (clothes) as a mannequin

    "model the latest fashion"

  15. model, simulateverb

    create a representation or model of

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

  16. model, mock upverb

    construct a model of

    "model an airplane"

GCIDE

  1. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelnoun

    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. modelverb

    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. modelverb

    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. modelverb

    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. modelverb

    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. modelverb

    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. modelverb

    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. modelnoun

    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. modeladjective

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modelnoun

    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. Modeladjective

    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. Modelverb

    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. Modelverb

    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  

Entomology

  1. Model

    see mimicry.

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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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. Black Republican:

    This is the Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday model, ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday goes into a city, creates a narrative, cherry picks facts to establish, to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday leaves with Ben CrumpCameron on Tuesday money, and then asks the community to pick up the pieces.

  2. Kim Calichio:

    Regardless of what you pay, you get the same exact food and the same exact quality as somebody who paying a different price or is not paying anything, so by creating this type of model,we're allowing folks who don't have money to pay for their groceriesto be able to get really good fresh ingredients that are coming from local farms. But if you have the money to pay $35 then great, you do that and then you get to help subsidize this work and this new way of creating access for everybody within our community.

  3. Kobi Sharvit:

    These divers are model citizens, they discovered the gold and have a heart of gold that loves the country and its history.

  4. Charlie Berger:

    The Clinic is not the only CO2 user in town, charlie Berger needed to prove the model that there's a market for reclaimed CO2.

  5. Cynthia Marshall:

    I had to send a message that we were serious about what was going on there. That we would model zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior and for false allegations as well.

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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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