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
Examples from the Web for modeller
Historical Examples of modeller
Here he worked as a modeller and designer with encouraging success.Stories of Invention
Edward E. Hale
The incised mark of Hans Meehl, who was a modeller at the factory in 1791.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain
Watching the fashioning process stage by stage, one is forcibly reminded of the modeller in clay.On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals
Thomas H. Huxley
He was, I need not say, mounting to the third floor to give an order to the potter's modeller, who had a studio up there.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories
It appears that he had been originally a modeller, and kept a little shop in Fleet-street, where he sold plaster-of-Paris images.
- 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.).