AskDefine | Define model

Dictionary Definition

model adj : worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens" [syn: exemplary, model(a)]

Noun

1 a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: theoretical account, framework]
2 a type of product; "his car was an old model"
3 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" [syn: poser]
4 representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale) [syn: simulation]
5 something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general" [syn: exemplar, example, good example]
6 someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model" [syn: role model]
7 a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example" [syn: example]
8 a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin" [syn: mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model]
9 the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale) [syn: modelling, modeling]

Verb

1 plan or create according to a model or models [syn: pattern]
2 form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn: mold, mould]
3 assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: pose, sit, posture]
4 display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
5 create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights" [syn: simulate]
6 construct a model of; "model an airplane" [syn: mock up] [also: modelling, modelled]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Model

English

Etymology

From modellus, diminutive form of modulus ‘small measure’.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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. A miniature representation of.
    The boy played with a model of a World War II fighter plane.
  3. A simplified representation (usually mathematical) 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. A style, type, or design.
    He decided to buy the turbo engine model of the sports car.
  5. The structural design of a complex system.
    The team developed a sound business model.
  6. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications
    British parliamentary democracy was seen as a model for other countries to follow

Translations

person
  • Czech: modelka
  • Dutch: model, mannequin
  • Finnish: malli, mannekiini
  • French: mannequin
  • German: Modell
  • Hungarian: maneken
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Spanish: modelo
miniature
  • Czech: model
  • Dutch: model
  • Finnish: malli, pienoismalli
  • French: maquette , modèle réduit
  • German: Model, Modell
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Spanish: modelo
simplified representation
  • Czech: model
  • Dutch: model
  • Finnish: malli
  • French: modèle
  • German: Modell
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Spanish: modelo
style
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 模型 (móxíng)
  • Czech: model
  • Dutch: model
  • Finnish: malli
  • French: modèle
  • German: Modell
  • Hungarian: modell
  • Italian: modello
  • Japanese: 模範 (もはん, mohan)
  • Korean: 모형 (mohyeong)
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Russian: модель
  • Spanish: modelo
  • Swedish: modell
structural design
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 模型 (móxíng)
  • Dutch: model
  • Finnish: malli
  • French: modèle
  • German: Modell
  • Hungarian: modell
  • Italian: modello
  • Japanese: 模範 (もはん, mohan)
  • Korean: 모형 (mohyeong)
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Russian: модель
  • Spanish: modelo
  • Swedish: modell
praiseworthy example
  • Czech: vzor
  • French: modèle
  • German: Modell
  • Portuguese: modelo
  • Spanish: modelo
Translations to be checked

Adjective

  1. Serving as an example of something.
    The couple inspected the model home with a real estate agent.
  2. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
    He was a model student.
  3. Being a small copy of something.
    A model airplane.

Synonyms

  • (worthy of being a model) ideal

Translations

serving as an example
worthy of being a model
being a small copy

Verb

  1. To display an object 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To make a miniature model of.
    He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
  4. To create from a substance such as clay.
    The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
  5. To be a model.
    The actress used to model before being discovered by Hollywood.

Translations

display
  • Dutch: tonen, model staan
  • Finnish: esitellä
use as a model
  • Dutch: modelleren
  • Finnish: mallintaa
  • German: modellieren
make a miniature model
  • Dutch: modelleren
  • German: modellieren
create from a substance
  • Dutch: modelleren
  • Finnish: muovata, muodostaa
  • German: modellieren
be a model

Related terms

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

modèle - model.

Noun

model

Declension

References

Useinov-Mireev 2002}}

Dutch

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

A model is a pattern, plan, representation (especially in miniature), or description designed to show the main object or workings of an object, system, or concept. Model may also refer to:
Abstractions, concepts, and theories:
As representations of objects:
  • Model (physical), a physical representation of an object
  • Solid modeling, study of unambiguous representations of the solid parts of an object
  • Scale model, a replica or prototype of an object
  • Model building, a hobby centered around construction of material replicas
  • 3D model, a 3D polygonal representation of an object, usually displayed with a computer
In human and animal behavior
  • An organism (or set of signals originating from it) that is mimicked by another.
  • Mental model, a person's cognitive representation of an idea or thought process
  • Modeling (NLP), a process in neuro-linguistic programming
  • Modelling (psychology), learning by imitating or observing a person's behavior
  • Role model, a person who serves as a behavioural or moral example to others
In occupations:
In history and culture:
In lighting:
In geography:
  • Model, Colorado, an unincorporated town in the United States
  • Model (Poland) - a village in Poland in Masovia Voivodeship in Gostyniński county in Pacyna commune
model in Amharic: ሞዴል
model in Arabic: نموذج (توضيح)
model in Czech: Model
model in Danish: Model
model in German: Modell (Begriffsklärung)
model in Spanish: Modelo
model in Persian: مدل‌سازی
model in French: Model
model in Korean: 모델
model in Indonesian: Model
model in Italian: Modello
model in Latvian: Modelis
model in Hungarian: Modell
model in Dutch: Model
model in Japanese: モデル
model in Norwegian: Modeller
model in Polish: Model
model in Portuguese: Modelo
model in Russian: Модель
model in Simple English: Model
model in Finnish: Malli
model in Swedish: Modell
model in Turkish: Model
model in Ukrainian: Модель
model in Chinese: 模

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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