Hypertext Webster Gateway: "model"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Model \Mod"el\, v. i. (Fine Arts)
To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as,
to model in wax.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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. --Shak.

You have the models of several ancient temples,
though the temples and the gods are perished.

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.

[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.

When we mean to build We first survey the plot, then
draw the model. --Shak.

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

4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.

He that despairs measures Providence by his own
little, contracted model. --South.

5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.

Thou seest thy wretched brother die, Who was the
model of thy father's life. --Shak.

6. A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.

A professional model. --H. James.

{Working model}, a model of a machine which can do on a small
scale the work which the machine itself does, or expected
to do.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Model \Mod"el\, a.
Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model
house; a model husband.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Model \Mod"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Modeled}or {Modelled}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Modeling} or {Modelling}.] [Cf. F. modeler, It.
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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
[syn: {exemplary}, {model(a)}]
2: of the nature of or undergoing an experiment; "an
experimental drug"; "a pilot project"; "a test run"; "a
trial separation" [syn: {experimental}, {model(a)}, {pilot(a)},
{test(a)}, {trial(a)}]
n 1: a simplified description of a complex entity or process;
"the computer program was based on a model of the
circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: {theoretical
account}, {framework}]
2: a type of product; "his car was an old model"
3: 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" [syn: {poser}]
4: representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
[syn: {simulation}]
5: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model
of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major
general" [syn: {exemplar}, {example}, {good example}]
6: someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role
model" [syn: {role model}]
7: a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his
example" [syn: {example}]
8: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too
fat to be a mannequin" [syn: {mannequin}, {manikin}, {mannikin},
{manakin}, {fashion model}]
9: a representation of something (usually on a smaller scale)
[syn: {modelling}, {modeling}]
v 1: plan or create according to a model or models [syn: {pattern}]
2: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn: {mold},
3: as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed
for Leonardo so often" [syn: {pose}, {sit}, {posture}]
4: display as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
5: enact or perform again; "They reenacted the battle of
Princeton" [syn: {reenact}, {simulate}]
6: construct a model of [syn: {mock up}]

Additional Hypertext Webster Gateway Lookup

Enter word here:
Exact Approx

Gateway by dict@stokkie.net
stock only wrote the gateway and does not have any control over the contents; see the Webster Gateway FAQ, and also the Back-end/database links and credits.