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Model appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Model truth: turtledom.
  • Some model let Elle do memos.
  • Staple domes on a level a nose model pats.
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Usage statistics for the noun model:

spoken English20.48%written English79.52% imaginative writing12.68%informational writing87.32%

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Definition of the noun model

What does model mean as a name of something?

Model is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: models

  1. a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    • example: the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of model: framework / theoretical account
    • more generic words: hypothesis / possibility / theory = a tentative insight into the natural world
    • more specific terms:
      • computer simulation / simulation = the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
      • mean sun = 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
      • Copernican system = Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun
      • Ptolemaic system = Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center
      • M-theory = 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
      • string theory = a theory that postulates that subatomic particles are one-dimensional strings
      • stochastic process = a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter
  2. a type of product
    • example: his car was an old model
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: form / kind / sort / variety = a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
  3. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
    • example: the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of model: poser
    • more generic words: assistant / help / helper / supporter = a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    • more specific terms:
  4. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of model: simulation
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
    • more specific words:
      • figure = a model of a bodily form
      • globe = a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
      • mock-up = full-scale working model of something built for study or testing or display
      • planetarium = an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems
      • restoration = a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
      • roughcast = a rough preliminary model
  5. something to be imitated
    • examples: a model of clarity | he is the very model of a modern major general
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of model: example / exemplar / good example
    • more generic word: ideal = the idea of something that is perfect
    • more specific words:
      • beauty / beaut = an outstanding example of its kind
      • pacesetter / pacemaker = a leading instance in its field
      • pattern = a model considered worthy of imitation
      • prodigy = an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality
  6. someone worthy of imitation
  7. a representative form or pattern
  8. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  9. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of model: modeling / modelling
    • more generic word: representation = an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
    • more specific word: simulation = the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous

Alternative definition of the noun model


  1. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
  2. A miniature representation of a physical object.
  3. A simplified representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
  4. A style, type, or design.
  5. The structural design of a complex system.
  6. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications.
  7. [logic] An interpretation function which assigns a truth value to each atomic proposition.
  8. A particular style, design, or make of a particular product.
  9. [manufacturing] An identifier of a product given by its manufacturer (also called model number).

Specialised definition of the noun model

Glossary of chemistry

experimental or mathematical simulation of chemical behaviour in a specific environment (1984. Standard Practice for Evaluating Environmental Fate Models of Chemicals. American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia)

Definition of the adjective model

What does model mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more model / modeler |

  1. worthy of imitation
    • example: model citizens
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of model: exemplary
    • similar: worthy

Alternative definition of the adjective model


  1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.

Definition of the verb model

What does model mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: modelled, modelling

  1. plan or create according to a model or models
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] as [Oblique]They designed the Westinghouse-Mitsubishi venture as a non-equity transaction
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]David constructed a house out of sticks

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): coin, compose, compute, concoct, construct, contrive, create, derive, fabricate, form, formulate, improvise, invent, lay, manufacture, organize, produce, rebuild, recreate, style, synthesize.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of model: pattern
    • more generic words: copy / imitate / simulate = reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    • more specific words:
      • scale = pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
      • sovietise / sovietize = model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union
  2. form in clay, wax, etc
  3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  4. display (clothes) as a mannequin
    • examples: model the latest fashion | They model the cape
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: display / exhibit / expose = to show, make visible or apparent
  5. create a representation or model of
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of model: simulate
    • more generic word: re-create = create anew
  6. construct a model of
    • example: model an airplane
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of model: mock up
    • more generic words: interpret / represent = create an image or likeness of


Model is a Turkish rock band based in Izmir, Turkey.


  1. "Model" is a musical album of Okean Elzy.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  2. "MODEL" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Model" is a composition.


"Model" is a book by Michael Gross.


  1. Model is a TV series.
    • begun in and completed on (17 years ago)
    • 36 episodes
    • country: South Korea
    • regular cast: Jang Dong-gun as Lee Jung
  2. "Model" is a 1980 documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman.
  3. "Model" is a film, directed by Aakash Dikshit.
  4. "Model" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Gay pornography, Beauty & Fashion, Leisure Arts
    • released on (5 years ago)


  1. Model is the fictional character from the 2010 film Shanghai.
  2. The Model is a fictional character from the 1997 film Repechage.
  3. Model is a fictional character from the 1965 film Grimaces.

There are other characters with in their name, like Model 8, Girl Model, Male Model, Sexy Model, Young Model, Runway Model, Fashion Model, Model Citizen, Frontier Model, Commercial Model, Photographer's model.


Model is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The Model Post Office has the ZIP Code 81059.


  1. Model: A model, is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art.
    • also known as นายแบบ/นางแบบ, عارض أزياء, Peraga, 模特, Modell, Модел, דוגמן, 模特兒
  2. model a.k.a. Fashion Model: The first person described as a fashion model is Parisian shopgirl, Marie Vernet Worth. She was a house model in 1852, to her fashion designer husband, Charles Frederick Worth.[3][4] Even after fashion photography became important, fashion models generally remained fairly anonymous and relatively poorly paid until the late 1950s, though often marrying well. The first model widely considered to have paved the way for what would become the supermodel was Lisa Fonssagrives, from the 1930s onwards, in America.[5] The relationship between her image on over 200 Vogue covers and her name recognition led to the importance of Vogue in shaping future supermodels. Her image appeared on the cover of fashion magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s from Town & Country, Life and Vogue to the original Vanity Fair. Dorian Leigh was also very well-known after Word War II. The rise of model as consistent media personalities perhaps began in the Swinging Sixties with figures like Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, and Penelope Tree, and has continued ever since.
  3. Model is a romantic thriller manhwa created by Lee So-young, which follows Korean artist, Jae, through 7 volumes as she dabbles into the vampire world of Michael, digging in his past to find how best to paint his portrait.
  4. Model is a TV program, begun on (12 years ago).
  5. Model: DEPRECATED.
  6. The model of this aircraft. If this aircraft is the only example of its model, a separate model topic should still be created for it, since certain information is only found on the Aircraft Model type.

Phrases with Model

Phrases starting with the word Model:

  1. Model T
  2. Model number

Phrases ending with the word Model:

  1. Cpk Model
  2. new-model
  3. Off-model
  4. Osi Model
  5. Data model
  6. Late model
  7. role model
  8. View model
  9. Scale model
  10. Spell Model
  11. Glamor Model
  12. Runway Model
  13. Calotte Model
  14. cutaway model
  15. Economy Model
  16. fashion model
  17. Fitness Model
  18. Glamour Model

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Model

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Google previewThe Lexicon Graph Model (2006)

A Generic Model for Multimodal Lexicon Development by Thorsten Trippel

A Generic Model for Multimodal Lexicon Development Thorsten Trippel. 1. General (implicational) relations that always exist, that is, for all ei there is an ej that is related. These are the most general relations and relatively easy to depict, ...

Google previewLanguage and the Lexicon (2016)

An Introduction by David Singleton

logogen model suggests that context effects are the result of information passing through the cognitive system, which is separate from, though connected to, the logogen systems, the cohort model posits that each and every entry in the mental ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2004)

by Sandra Mathison

Second, the model reduces the measurement demands for training evaluation. Because the model focuses the evaluation process on four classes of outcome data that are generally collected after the training has been completed, it eliminates ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1999)

Volume 40 - Supplement 25 - An Approach to Complexity from a Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Perspective to The Virtual Workplace by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

By Minsky's definition, a model is any object that can be used by an observer to describe another object. A map of a city, a scale reproduction of an automobile, an equation, a diagram, a computer program — any description, oral or written, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

The Ross model consists of 2 equations, one for humans and one for mosquitoes . Each equation is conceptually similar to the dl/dt equations for SIR models in that each describes entries and departures from the infectious stage. dH/dt is for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

D Defective Corollary Discharge Model for Verbal Auditory Hallucinations D Diplacusis Diplacusis Révész, G. (2001).

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Usage statistics about model

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun model:

spoken English20.48%written English79.52% imaginative writing12.68%informational writing87.32%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun model:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb model:


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Quotes about Model

The artist who hides the model's beauty
won't allow others to see
the beauty of the model who poses
hidden by drapery.

But the artist who describes the beauty
allows the model to be
adorned in the garment given by God
which is painted naturally. (Edwina Reizer)
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Scrabble value of M3O1D2E1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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