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English adjective: model

1. model worthy of imitation


SamplesExemplary behavior.
Model citizens.


Synonymsexemplary


Similarworthy


Antonymsunworthy


English noun: model

1. model (cognition) a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process


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


Synonymsframework, theoretical account


Broader (hypernym)hypothesis, possibility, theory


Narrower (hyponym)computer simulation, Copernican system, M-theory, mean sun, Ptolemaic system, simulation, stochastic process, string theory

2. model (cognition) a type of product


SamplesHis car was an old model.


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

3. model (person) a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor


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


Synonymsposer


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter


Narrower (hyponym)artist's model, dressmaker's model, photographer's model, sitter

4. model (artifact) representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)


Synonymssimulation


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)figure, globe, mock-up, planetarium, restoration, roughcast

5. model (cognition) something to be imitated


SamplesAn exemplar of success.
A model of clarity.
He is the very model of a modern major general.


Synonymsexample, exemplar, good example


Broader (hypernym)ideal


Narrower (hyponym)beaut, beauty, pacemaker, pacesetter, pattern, prodigy

6. model (person) someone worthy of imitation


SamplesEvery child needs a role model.


Synonymsrole model


Broader (hypernym)leader


Narrower (hyponym)apotheosis, fashion arbiter, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon, saint, taste-maker, trend-setter

7. model (cognition) a representative form or pattern


SamplesI profited from his example.


Synonymsexample


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


Narrower (hyponym)archetype, epitome, guide, holotype, image, loadstar, lodestar, microcosm, original, paradigm, pilot, prefiguration, prototype, template, templet, type specimen

8. model (person) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions


SamplesShe was too fat to be a mannequin.


Synonymsfashion model, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter


Narrower (hyponym)supermodel

9. model (act) the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)


Synonymsmodeling, modelling


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)simulation


English verb: model

1. model (creation) plan or create according to a model or models


Synonymspattern


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)copy, imitate, simulate


Narrower (hyponym)scale, sovietise, sovietize

2. model (creation) form in clay, wax, etc


SamplesModel a head with clay.


ExamplesDid he model his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsmold, mould


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. model (perception) assume a posture as for artistic purposes


SamplesWe don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often.


Synonymspose, posture, sit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose


Narrower (hyponym)ramp


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

4. model (perception) display (clothes) as a mannequin


SamplesModel the latest fashion.


ExamplesThey model the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose

5. model (creation) create a representation or model of


SamplesThe pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights.


Synonymssimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create

6. model (creation) construct a model of


SamplesModel an airplane.


Synonymsmock up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent









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