• WordNet 3.6
    • adj model worthy of imitation "exemplary behavior","model citizens"
    • v model form in clay, wax, etc "model a head with clay"
    • v model construct a model of "model an airplane"
    • v model create a representation or model of "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
    • v model plan or create according to a model or models
    • v model display (clothes) as a mannequin "model the latest fashion"
    • v model assume a posture as for artistic purposes "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
    • n model the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
    • n model representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
    • n model a type of product "his car was an old model"
    • n model a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
    • n model something to be imitated "an exemplar of success","a model of clarity","he is the very model of a modern major general"
    • n model a representative form or pattern "I profited from his example"
    • n model a woman who wears clothes to display fashions "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
    • n model 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"
    • n model someone worthy of imitation "every child needs a role model"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology
John Deere Model D tractor, 1923 John Deere Model D tractor, 1923
Scale model of Aultman-Taylor steam tractor of 1892 Scale model of Aultman-Taylor steam tractor of 1892
A model for the Huns in Belgium A model for the Huns in Belgium
The A.L. or 'Popular' Model The A.L. or 'Popular' Model

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.
    • Model A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size; as, a 1/100 scale model of the B-52 bomber. "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."
      "You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished."
    • Model 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.
    • Model 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{1}; as, a fashion model . "A professional model ."
    • Model A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden.
    • Model 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.
    • Model Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact. "Thou seest thy wretched brother die,
      Who was the model of thy father's life."
    • Model 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.
    • Model 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.""When we mean to build
      We first survey the plot, then draw the model ."
    • a Model Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.
    • Model That by which a thing is to be measured; standard. "He that despairs measures Providence by his own little, contracted model ."
    • v. i Model (Fine Arts) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.
    • v. t Model 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
    • n model A standard for imitation or comparison; anything that serves or may serve as a pattern or type; that with which something else is made to agree in form or character, or which is regarded as a fitting exemplar.
    • n model Specifically.
    • n model A detailed pattern of a thing to be made; a representation, generally in miniature, of the parts, proportions, and other details to be copied in a complete production.
    • n model In the fine arts:
    • n model A living person who serves a painter or sculptor as the type of a figure he is painting or modeling, or poses for that purpose during the execution of the work; also, one who poses before a class to serve as an object to be drawn or painted.
    • n model In sculpture, also, an image in clay or plaster intended to be reproduced in stone or metal.
    • n model A canon, such as the sculptural canons of Polycletus and Lysippus, or the fancied rigid canons for the human form in ancient Egypt. See doryphorus and Lysippan.
    • n model A plan or mode of formation or constitution; type shown or manifested; typical form, style or method: as, to build a house on the model of a Greek temple; to form one's style on the model of Addison.
    • n model A mechanical imitation or copy of an object, generally on a miniature scale, designed to show its formation: as, a model of Jerusalem or of Cologne cathedral; a model of the human body.
    • n model Hence An exact reproduction; a facsimile.
    • n model An abbreviated or brief form. See module, 1.
    • model Serving as a model.
    • model Worthy to serve as a model or exemplar; exemplary: as, a model husband.
    • model To form or plan according to a model; make conformable to a pattern or type; construct or arrange in a set manner.
    • model To mold or shape on or as on a model; give form to by any means: as, to model a hat on a block; to model a ship; specifically, in drawing or painting, to give an appearance of natural relief to.
    • model To make a model of; execute a copy or representation of; imitate in form: as, to model a figure in wax.
    • model To make a model or models; especially, in the fine arts, to form a work of some plastic material: as, to model in wax.
    • model To take the form of a model; assume a typical or natural appearance, or, in a drawing or painting, an appearance of natural relief.
    • n model See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The model of King Kong used in the original movie was only 18 inches tall.
    • n Model mod′el something to show the mode or way: something to be copied: a pattern: a mould: an imitation of something on a smaller scale: a living person from whom an artist works: something worthy of imitation
    • adj Model serving as a model: fit for a model
    • v.t Model to form after a model: to shape: to make a model or copy of: to form in some soft material
    • v.i Model to practise modelling:—pr.p. mod′elling; pa.p. mod′elled
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  • Northrop Frye
    “Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.”
  • Milla Jovovich
    Milla Jovovich
    “I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me.”
  • Carolyn Coats
    Carolyn Coats
    “Children have more need of models than of critics.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “Children need models rather than critics.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. modèle, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L. modellus, fr. modulus, a small measure, dim. of modus,. See Mode, and cf. Module


In literature:

As the years passed, models were made on this plan.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Although all these guilds are, in their original constitution, formed on the same model, they differ materially in their internal arrangements.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
In this model, the glass from an old alarm-clock was used, it being 4 in.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
It is thought to have been modelled on a play called +Schedia+ by Menander.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
In two years, John Arbuckle's model sugar refinery in Brooklyn was turning out package sugar at the rate of five thousand barrels a day.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
I soon decided to have my own models and study for myself, and this practice I have maintained to the present day.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The model was very evidently not only familiar with the studios.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Make a drawing and a model from nature, these models to be faithful to the original and of artistic design.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Lastly fill the nose and lips and model them firmly upon the jaws.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
I have no patience with model young men.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus

In poetry:

While there it found that one model,
Who, sixteen long years ago,
By the blessed Saviour's command,
Left all earth's sorrows below.
"Motherly Emotions" by Frank Barbour Coffin
O Disibod, by your light,
and with models of pure sound,
you have wondrously built aisles of praise
with two parts
through the Son of Man.
"O Presul Vere Civitatis" by Hildegard von Bingen
If this Reehabitish crew,
This tame lot,
Are indeed the models true
Of the Traders bold you drew—
Then I really think that you
Should be shot.
"Wrecked Illusions" by Victor James Daley
I. How! Love , thus wrapt in soft repose;
Ah! whence didst thou thy model borrow,
Or Love, with waking transport glows,
Or restless weeps, a waking sorrow?
"To Louisa - (On whose Easel I Found a Beautiful Painting of Cupid sleeping)" by Sydney Owenson
Thought from without—O shall I take on trust,
And life from others modelled steal or win;
Or shall I heave to light, and clear of rust
My true life from within?
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
Her scarf, her lute, whose ribbons breathe
The perfume of her touch; her gloves,
Modeling the daintiness they sheathe;
Her fan, a Watteau, gay with loves,
Lie there beneath
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Bob has been building superb model cars since plastic was invented, and his contributions to our hobby have earned him a spot in the Model Car Builders Museum Hall of Fame.
Available as a fully integrated add-on to any Verisurf or Mastercam license, Validate is designed to quickly compare translated models to authority models.
Converting a concept model into a production model.
Save the head model as a mesh model in OBJ.
Baby Jogger Model Recalled City Versa model said to pose fall hazard to children in the stroller.
Tonight's model runs are in, and all major models have dramatically increased snow potential for Saturday night & Sunday.
Authorities say a 19-year-old aspiring model from Colorado Springs has been missing for more than a month and might be the victim of a subculture that exploits would-be models.
Clearly distinguishing the various properties of the model can aid model visualization.
MODEL BEHAVIOR Although she enrolled in Loyola Marymount University, Banks booked her first modeling gig before she even stepped on campus.
Bay State model for national health care works Massachusetts' Affordable Care Act: A Successful Model for National Health Care, by Bernard Mahoney.
For sale is a current model of the Waterford Fitmaster and a 2004 model.
Aspiring models signed up for Elmer Olsen's modelling bootcamp to teach them the ins and outs of the industry - and maybe to catch the eye of an international scout.
Here, he casts model Agyness Deyn as the original rebel without a cause (with some help from fellow models Natalia Bonifacci and Imogen Poots).
MASSENA – The Norwood Model Railroad Club will host the St Lawrence Valley Model Train, Toy, and Collectible Expo at the Massena Arena on Route 37 Sept 29 and 30.
Depending on exactly what they are modeling, a professional model can either look glamorous, or really creepy.

In science:

Fermionic Models The two fermionic models we investigate are a model for interacting nucleons in a single j-shell and a model for randomly interacting electrons.
Ground State Properties of Many-Body Systems in the Two-Body Random Ensemble and Random Matrix Theory
Random-cluster model, FK model, percolation, Ising model, Potts model, phase transition.
The Random-Cluster Model
Among them is the random energy model (REM) [16, 17], which is considered to be the simplest model of spin glasses (see ), and a whole class of models called generalized random energy models (GREM) that present a tree structure [–].
A representation of Gibbs measure for the random energy model
Keywords Blume–Capel model, Ising model, Potts model, randomcluster model, first-order phase transition, tri-critical point.
Random-cluster representation of the Blume-Capel model
In this model, we take the model that produces Fig. B.4 (where the amount of 44Ti in supernovae are as produced by the supernova models explained in Sec. 2.5) but modify the 10% of core-collapse supernovae to produce 20× the 44Ti of the supernova models.
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?