Search Result for "model":
1. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process;
- Example: "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
[syn: model, theoretical account, framework]
2. a type of product;
- Example: "his car was an old model"
3. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor;
- Example: "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
[syn: model, poser]
4. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale);
[syn: model, simulation]
5. something to be imitated;
- Example: "an exemplar of success"
- Example: "a model of clarity"
- Example: "he is the very model of a modern major general"
[syn: exemplar, example, model, good example]
6. someone worthy of imitation;
- Example: "every child needs a role model"
[syn: model, role model]
7. a representative form or pattern;
- Example: "I profited from his example"
[syn: model, example]
8. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions;
- Example: "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
[syn: mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model]
9. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);
[syn: model, modelling, modeling]
1. plan or create according to a model or models;
[syn: model, pattern]
2. form in clay, wax, etc;
- Example: "model a head with clay"
[syn: model, mold, mould]
3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes;
- Example: "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
[syn: model, pose, sit, posture]
4. display (clothes) as a mannequin;
- Example: "model the latest fashion"
5. create a representation or model of;
- Example: "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
[syn: model, simulate]
6. construct a model of;
- Example: "model an airplane"
[syn: model, mock up]
1. worthy of imitation;
- Example: "exemplary behavior"
- Example: "model citizens"
[syn: exemplary, model(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Model \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; as, a [frac1x100] scale model of the B-52 bomber. [1913 Webster] In charts, in maps, and eke in models made. --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster] I had my father's signet in my purse, Which was the model of that Danish seal. --Shak. [1913 Webster] You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] [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. [1913 Webster] When we mean to build We first survey the plot, then draw the model. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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 behavior. [1913 Webster] 4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard. [1913 Webster] He that despairs measures Providence by his own little, contracted model. --South. [1913 Webster] 5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact. [1913 Webster] Thou seest thy wretched brother die, Who was the model of thy father's life. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden. [1913 Webster +PJC] 7. A person who is employed to wear clothing for the purpose of advertising or display, or who poses with a product for the same purpose; a mannequin; as, a fashion model. Syn: mannequin. [PJC] A professional model. --H. James. [1913 Webster] 8. A particular version or design of an object that is made in multiple versions; as, the 1993 model of the Honda Accord; the latest model of the HP laserjet printer. For many manufactured products, the model name is encoded as part of the model number. Syn: modification. [PJC] 9. An abstract and often simplified conceptual representation of the workings of a system of objects in the real world, which often includes mathematical or logical objects and relations representing the objects and relations in the real-world system, and constructed for the purpose of explaining the workings of the system or predicting its behavior under hypothetical conditions; as, the administration's model of the United States economy predicts budget surpluses for the next fifteen years; different models of the universe assume different values for the cosmological constant; models of proton structure have grown progressively more complex in the past century. [PJC] Working model, a model of a machine which can do on a small scale the work which the machine itself does, or is expected to do. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Model \Mod"el\, v. i. (Fine Arts) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Model \Mod"el\, a. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Model \Mod"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modeledor Modelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Modeling or Modelling.] [Cf. F. modeler, It. modellare.] 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. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
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]. (1996-05-29)The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
model modelling 1.
A description of observed or predicted behaviour of some system, simplified by ignoring certain details. Models allow complex systems, both existent and merely specified, to be understood and their behaviour predicted. A model may give incorrect descriptions and predictions for situations outside the realm of its intended use. A model may be used as the basis for simulation. Note: British spelling: "modelling", US: "modeling". (2008-04-28) 2. Model View Controller. (2008-04-28)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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