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
- 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.
1660s, "fashion in clay or wax," from model (n.). Earlier was modelize (c.1600). From 1915 in the sense "to act as a fashion model, to display (clothes)." Related: Modeled; modeling; modelled; modelling.
1844, from model (n.).