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
Origin of modeling
Related Words for modellingcreate, design, represent, wear, fashion, pattern, cast, base, plan, carve, mold, sculpt, sport, parade, sit
Examples from the Web for modelling
Contemporary Examples of modelling
We waited and waited, and Boris, growing restless, wandered about, fussing with modelling wax and red clay.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Princess Lilian was born Lilian Davies in Swansea, Wales, in August 1915 and moved to London aged 16 to follow a modelling career.Princess Lilian of Sweden
March 11, 2013
Historical Examples of modelling
The carving and modelling of many of them were extremely good.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The modelling of the entire figure is instinct with expression.Italy, the Magic Land
In them the modelling is less good and the wreaths are more conventional.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
The painting is a masterpiece of modelling and soft transparency of light and shade.Holbein
I ought to get plenty of ideas for my modelling, oughtn't I, Nick?The Tragic Muse
- 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.).
also modelling, 1650s, "action of bringing into desired condition," verbal noun from model (v.). Meaning "action of making models" (in clay, wax, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning "work of a fashion model" is from 1941.