Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of model | Another word for model | What is model?

Definition 1: the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent

(... is a kind of model ) the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)

Definition 2: representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of model ) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

"he made a figure of Santa Claus"

(... is a kind of model ) a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented

(... is a kind of model ) full-scale working model of something built for study or testing or display

(... is a kind of model ) an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems

(... is a kind of model ) a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.

(... is a kind of model ) a rough preliminary model

Definition 3: a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory" "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"

(... is a kind of model ) (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program

"a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"

(... is a kind of model ) a theoretical sun that moves along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completes its annual course in the same amount of time the real sun takes at variable speeds

(... is a kind of model ) (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun

(... is a kind of model ) (astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center

(... is a kind of model ) (particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong

(... is a kind of model ) (particle physics) a theory that postulates that subatomic particles are one-dimensional strings

(... is a kind of model ) a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter (which is usually time)

Definition 4: something to be imitated - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exemplar of success
  • a model of clarity
  • he is the very model of a modern major general

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of model ) an outstanding example of its kind

"his roses were beauties" "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"

(... is a kind of model ) a leading instance in its field

"the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations"

(... is a kind of model ) a model considered worthy of imitation

"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"

(... is a kind of model ) an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

"the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"

Definition 5: a representative form or pattern - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I profited from his example

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of model ) something that serves as a model or guide

(... is a kind of model ) a standard or typical example

"he is the prototype of good breeding" "he provided America with an image of the good father"

(... is a kind of model ) the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made

(... is a kind of model ) a miniature model of something

(... is a kind of model ) something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

"this painting is a copy of the original"

(... is a kind of model ) a model or standard for making comparisons

(... is a kind of model ) an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come

Definition 6: a type of product - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his car was an old model

(model is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 7: a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor - [noun denoting person]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of model ) a person who poses for a painter or sculptor

(... is a kind of model ) someone who models dresses

(... is a kind of model ) a model who poses for photographers

Definition 8: someone worthy of imitation - [noun denoting person]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • every child needs a role model

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of model ) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

(... is a kind of model ) someone who popularizes a new fashion

Definition 9: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions - [noun denoting person]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was too fat to be a mannequin

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of model ) a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity

Definition 10: form in clay, wax, etc - [verb of creation]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • model a head with clay

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

(model belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 11: construct a model of - [verb of creation]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • model an airplane

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

Definition 12: plan or create according to a model or models - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) reproduce someone's behavior or looks

"The mime imitated the passers-by" "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

(... is a kind of model ) pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

(... is a kind of model ) model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union

"Castro sovietized Cuba"

Definition 13: create a representation or model of - [verb of creation]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

Definition 14: display (clothes) as a mannequin - [verb of perception]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • model the latest fashion

(model is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

Definition 15: assume a posture as for artistic purposes - [verb of perception]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

(... is a kind of model ) be rampant

"the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

(model belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 16: worthy of imitation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where model or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exemplary behavior
  • model citizens

Synonyms for model in the sense of this definition

(model is similar to ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

More words

Another word for mode

Another word for modality

Another word for modal verb

Another word for modal value

Another word for modal logic

Another word for model t

Another word for modeled

Another word for modeler

Another word for modeling

Another word for modeller


Other word for modeller

modeller meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce modeller