verb (used with object), mod·eled, mod·el·ing or (especially British) mod·elled, mod·el·ling.
verb (used without object), mod·eled, mod·el·ing or (especially British) mod·elled, mod·el·ling.
Origin of model
Synonyms for model
Related Words for modelminiature, exemplary, picture, photograph, figure, image, portrait, copy, painting, pattern, symbol, ideal, design, prototype, type, original, style, form, variety, kind
Examples from the Web for model
Contemporary Examples of model
If the Israel model ban were directed towards disordered eating, Ravin says she would support it whole-heartedly.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
They are model citizens, the kind of people whose lives might be used as exemplary stories by a politician in a stump speech.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Banking malware and certain “crimeware” kits have been using this model for years.No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony
December 24, 2014
On the cover, Wonder Woman resembles a 16-year-old model doing a pee-pee dance.Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back
December 16, 2014
It involved a model of the tower set on its side for the shot.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of model
One might have been a model for the seraphs of Christian faith, the other an Olympian deity.
It was jestingly said that the model for the Odeum was from his own head.
It has also passed a model child-labor law for the District of Columbia.
He produced the model of an ingenious contrivance for grinding corn.Biographical Sketches
But remember, there is a model which must be taken even before that of your father.Life in London
- a representation, usually on a smaller scale, of a device, structure, etc
- (as modifier)a model train
- a standard to be imitatedshe was my model for good scholarship
- (as modifier)a model wife
- an original unique article of clothing
- (as modifier)a model coat
- an interpretation of a formal system under which the theorems derivable in that system are mapped onto truths
- a theory in which a given sentence is true
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for model
1570s, "likeness made to scale; architect's set of designs," from Middle French modelle (16c., Modern French modèle), from Italian modello "a model, mold," from Vulgar Latin *modellus, from Latin modulus "a small measure, standard," diminutive of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)).
Sense of "thing or person to be imitated" is 1630s. Meaning "motor vehicle of a particular design" is from 1900 (e.g. Model T, 1908; Ford's other early models included C, F, and B). Sense of "artist's model" is first recorded 1690s; that of "fashion model" is from 1904. German, Swedish modell, Dutch, Danish model are from French or Italian.
1844, from model (n.).