Model - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːdl|  American pronunciation of the word model
Brit.  |ˈmɒd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word model


- a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process(syn: framework)
- a type of product
- a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor(syn: poser)
- representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale) (syn: simulation)
- something to be imitated(syn: example, exemplar)
- someone worthy of imitation
- a representative form or pattern (syn: example)
- a woman who wears clothes to display fashions (syn: manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin)
- the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale) (syn: modeling, modelling)


- plan or create according to a model or models (syn: pattern)
- form in clay, wax, etc(syn: mold, mould)
- assume a posture as for artistic purposes (syn: pose, posture, sit)
- display (clothes) as a mannequin
- create a representation or model of (syn: simulate)
- construct a model of


- worthy of imitation(syn: exemplary)


She's building a model of the Earth for science class.

A plastic model of the human heart

We've improved on last year's model, making the car safer and easier to control.

He bought one of the old 1965 models.

We couldn't afford one of the fancy TVs and had to buy the standard model.

We've developed a computer model of the economy to predict what will happen in the future.

Companies are developing new business models.

The faces of the gods were modeled in white stone.

They're modeling this year's new spring fashions.

She got a job modeling shoes for a catalog company.

A fashion model who has angered animal lovers by modeling fur coats

Our university has a model program for training its athletes.

...why can't you be like your sister, who is such a well-behaved model child?...

As a girl she has been a model pupil.

Hospital staff say he is a model patient.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: model
he/she/it: models
present participle: modelling
past tense: modelled
past participle: modelled
singular: model
plural: models
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