1. [ noun ] a simplified description of a complex entity or process
Synonyms: framework theoretical_account

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

Related terms: hypothesis Ptolemaic_system Copernican_system analogy stochastic_process mean_sun
2. [ noun ] a type of product

"his car was an old model"

Related terms: kind
3. [ noun ] (work) a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
Synonyms: poser

"the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"

Related terms: assistant photographer's_model dressmaker's_model artist's_model
4. [ noun ] a representation of something (usually on a smaller scale)
Synonyms: simulation
Related terms: representation representation figure simulation roughcast mock-up planetarium restoration globe
5. [ noun ] something to be imitated
Synonyms: example good_example exemplar

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

Related terms: ideal beauty pattern prodigy pacemaker exemplify
6. [ adjective ] worthy of imitation
Synonyms: exemplary

"exemplary behavior" "model citizens"

Related terms: worthy
7. [ verb ] form in clay, wax, etc
Synonyms: mold mould

"model a head with clay"

Related terms: shape art mold cast mold modeling
8. [ noun ] someone worthy of imitation
Synonyms: role_model

"every child needs a role model"

Related terms: leader ideal trend-setter
9. [ verb ] plan or create according to a model or models
Synonyms: pattern
Related terms: imitate imitate scale sovietize pattern modeler
10. [ noun ] a representative form or pattern
Synonyms: example

"I profited from his example"

Related terms: representation prototype original microcosm template type_specimen lodestar prefiguration exemplify
11. [ verb ] create a representation or model of
Synonyms: simulate

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

Related terms: re-create analogy
12. [ adjective ] of the nature of or undergoing an experiment
Synonyms: pilot test experimental trial

"an experimental drug" "a pilot project" "a test run" "a trial separation"

Related terms: empirical
13. [ verb ] construct a model of
Synonyms: mock_up

"model an airplane"

Related terms: represent modeler
14. [ verb ] enact or perform again
Synonyms: reenact simulate

"They reenacted the battle of Princeton"

Related terms: re-create
15. [ verb ] assume a posture as for artistic purposes
Synonyms: pose sit posture

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

Related terms: expose ramp art sitting pose
16. [ verb ] display as a mannequin

"model the latest fashion"

Related terms: expose manikin
17. [ noun ] (work) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
Synonyms: mannequin mannikin manakin fashion_model manikin

"she was too fat to be a mannequin"

Related terms: assistant supermodel
18. [ noun ] representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
Synonyms: modeling modelling
Related terms: representation representation figure simulation roughcast mock-up planetarium globe
Similar spelling:   motel