|1.||[ noun ] a simplified description of a complex entity or process|
"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"
|3.||[ noun ] (work) 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"
|Related terms:||assistant photographer's_model dressmaker's_model artist's_model|
|4.||[ noun ] a representation of something (usually on a smaller scale)|
|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|
"exemplary behavior" "model citizens"
|7.||[ verb ] form in clay, wax, etc|
"model a head with clay"
|Related terms:||shape art mold cast mold modeling|
|8.||[ noun ] someone worthy of imitation|
"every child needs a role model"
|Related terms:||leader ideal trend-setter|
|9.||[ verb ] plan or create according to a model or models|
|Related terms:||imitate imitate scale sovietize pattern modeler|
|10.||[ noun ] a representative form or pattern|
"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|
"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"
|13.||[ verb ] construct a model of|
"model an airplane"
|Related terms:||represent modeler|
|14.||[ verb ] enact or perform again|
"They reenacted the battle of Princeton"
|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)|
|Related terms:||representation representation figure simulation roughcast mock-up planetarium globe|