"model" in the noun sense
1. model, theoretical account, framework
a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
"the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
a type of product
"his car was an old model"
3. model, poser
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
representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
5. exemplar, example, model, good example
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
someone worthy of imitation
"every child needs a role model"
7. model, example
a representative form or pattern
"I profited from his example"
8. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
"she was too fat to be a mannequin"
9. model, modelling, modeling
the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
"model" in the verb sense
1. model, pattern
plan or create according to a model or models
2. model, mold, mould
form in clay, wax, etc
"model a head with clay"
3. model, pose, sit, posture
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
display (clothes) as a mannequin
"model the latest fashion"
5. model, simulate
create a representation or model of
"The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
6. model, mock up
construct a model of
"model an airplane"
"model" in the adjective sense
1. exemplary, model
worthy of imitation
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