Meaning of MODEL in English

MODEL

/ ˈmɒdl; NAmE ˈmɑːdl/ noun , verb

■ noun

SMALL COPY

1.

a copy of sth, usually smaller than the original object :

a working model (= one in which the parts move) of a fire engine

a model aeroplane

The architect had produced a scale model of the proposed shopping complex.

DESIGN

2.

a particular design or type of product :

The latest models will be on display at the motor show.

DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM

3.

a simple description of a system, used for explaining how sth works or calculating what might happen, etc. :

a mathematical model for determining the safe level of pesticides in food

EXAMPLE TO COPY

4.

something such as a system that can be copied by other people :

The nation's constitution provided a model that other countries followed.

5.

( approving ) a person or thing that is considered an excellent example of sth :

It was a model of clarity.

a model student

a model farm (= one that has been specially designed to work well)

—see also role model

FASHION

6.

a person whose job is to wear and show new styles of clothes and be photographed wearing them :

a fashion model

a male model

FOR ARTIST

7.

a person who is employed to be painted, drawn, photographed, etc. by an artist or photographer

■ verb

( -ll- , NAmE -l- )

WORK AS MODEL

1.

[ v ] to work as a model for an artist or in the fashion industry

CLOTHES

2.

[ vn ] to wear clothes in order to show them to people who might want to buy them :

The wedding gown is being modelled for us by the designer's daughter.

CREATE COPY

3.

[ vn ] to create a copy of an activity, a situation, etc. so that you can study it before dealing with the real thing

SYN simulate :

The program can model a typical home page for you.

CLAY, etc.

4.

[ vn ] to shape clay , etc. in order to make sth :

a statue modelled in bronze

PHRASAL VERBS

- model yourself on sb

- model sth on / after sth

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (denoting a set of plans of a building): from French modelle , from Italian modello , from an alteration of Latin modulus measure , diminutive of modus .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.