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Meaning of MODEL

Pronunciation:  'mâdl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
  2. [n]  representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
  3. [n]  a type of product; "his car was an old model"
  4. [n]  a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
  5. [n]  something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
  6. [n]  a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
  7. [n]  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
  8. [n]  a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
  9. [n]  someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
  10. [v]  form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
  11. [v]  construct a model of
  12. [v]  create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
  13. [v]  plan or create according to a model or models
  14. [v]  display as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
  15. [v]  as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

MODEL is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: example, exemplar, fashion model, framework, good example, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, mock up, modeling, modelling, mold, mould, pattern, pose, poser, posture, role model, simulate, simulation, sit, theoretical account
 See Also: apotheosis, archetype, artist's model, assistant, beaut, beauty, computer simulation, Copernican system, copy, display, dressmaker's model, epitome, exhibit, expose, fashion arbiter, figure, forge, form, form, globe, guide, help, helper, holotype, hypothesis, ideal, ideal, image, imitate, internal representation, interpret, kind, leader, loadstar, lodestar, mean sun, mental representation, microcosm, mock-up, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, original, paradigm, paragon, pattern, photographer's model, pilot, planetarium, possibility, prefiguration, prototype, Ptolemaic system, ramp, re-create, represent, representation, representation, representation, restoration, roughcast, saint, scale, shape, simulation, simulation, sitter, sort, sovietise, sovietize, stochastic process, supermodel, supporter, taste-maker, template, templet, theory, trend-setter, type specimen, variety, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mod"el\, n. [F. mod[`e]le, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L.
    modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See
    {Mode}, and cf. {Module}.]
    1. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several
       parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the
       same size.
             In charts, in maps, and eke in models made.
             I had my father's signet in my purse, Which was the
             model of that Danish seal.            --Shak.
             You have the models of several ancient temples,
             though the temples and the gods are perished.
    2. Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a
       pattern of something to be made; a material representation
       or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan;
       as, the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of
       a machine.
             [The application for a patent] must be accompanied
             by a full description of the invention, with
             drawings and a model where the case admits of it.
                                                   --Am. Cyc.
             When we mean to build We first survey the plot, then
             draw the model.                       --Shak.
    3. Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for
       imitation; as, a government formed on the model of the
       American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or
    4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
             He that despairs measures Providence by his own
             little, contracted model.             --South.
    5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
             Thou seest thy wretched brother die, Who was the
             model of thy father's life.           --Shak.
    6. A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
             A professional model.                 --H. James.
    {Working model}, a model of a machine which can do on a small
       scale the work which the machine itself does, or expected
       to do.
  2. \Mod"el\, a.
    Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model
    house; a model husband.
  3. \Mod"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Modeled}or {Modelled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Modeling} or {Modelling}.] [Cf. F. modeler, It.
    To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a
    model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to
    model a house or a government; to model an edifice according
    to the plan delineated.
  4. \Mod"el\, v. i. (Fine Arts)
    To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as,
    to model in wax.
Computing Dictionary
  1. A pascal-like language with extensions for large-scale system programming and interface with fortran applications. MODEL includes generic procedures, and a "static" macro-like approach to data abstraction. It produces p-code and was used to implement the demos operating system on the cray-1.

    ["A Manual for the MODEL Programming Language", J.B. Morris, Los Alamos 1976].

  2. A description of observed behaviour, simplified by ignoring certain details. Models allow complex systems to be understood and their behaviour predicted within the scope of the model, but may give incorrect descriptions and predictions for situations outside the realm of their intended use. A model may be used as the basis for simulation.

    Note: British spelling: "modelling", US: "modeling".

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a model, represents an image that you are trying to portray. You are trying to be something that you are not.
 Definition: a system of hypothetical principles that represents the characters of a phenomenon and from which predictions can be made.
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