[ ree-mod-l ]
/ riˈmɒd l /

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.

Nearby words

  1. remittee,
  2. remittent,
  3. remitter,
  4. remix,
  5. remnant,
  6. remodeling,
  7. remolade,
  8. remonetize,
  9. remonstrance,
  10. remonstrant

Origin of remodel

First recorded in 1780–90; re- + model

Related formsre·mod·el·er; especially British, re·mod·el·ler, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remodeling


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 remodeling



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for remodeling


[ rē-mŏdl-ĭng ]


A cyclical process by which bone maintains a dynamic steady state through resorption and formation of a small amount of bone at the same site.

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