verb (used with object), re·mod·eled, re·mod·el·ing or (especially British) re·mod·elled, re·mod·el·ling.

to model again.
to reconstruct; make over.

Origin of remodel

First recorded in 1780–90; re- + model
Related formsre·mod·el·er; especially British, re·mod·el·ler, noun

Synonyms for remodel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of remodel

Historical Examples of remodel

  • Hubertine had taken up the shears to remodel one of the pieces of vellum.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Watch and remodel details if any distortion attends the drying process.


    Leon Luther Pray

  • It is to remodel the arm, for I don't think you can mend it; but you 'll see it yourself.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore

    Charles James Lever

  • It would be absurd to remodel them artificially after a pattern.


    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • We have recalled L'Etre Supreme; we must now remodel this corrupted world.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for remodel


verb (riːˈmɒdəl) -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)

to change or alter the structure, style, or form of (something)expand and remodel the kitchen
to model again in clay, wax, etc; remould

noun (ˈriːˌmɒdəl)

something that has been remodelled
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Word Origin and History for remodel

1789, from re- "back, again" + model (v.). Related: Remodeled; remodeling.

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