model3 past tense and past participle modelled, present participle modelling British English, past tense and past participle modeled, present participle modeling American English
1 [intransitive and transitive]DC
to wear clothes at a fashion show or in magazine photographs in order to show them to people:
She's modeling Donna Karan's fall collection.
Claire modelled for a few years when she was in her twenties.
2 British English model yourself after somebody American English
to try to be like someone else because you admire them:
Jim had always modelled himself on his great hero, Martin Luther King.
to be designed in a way that copies another system or way of doing something:
Their education system is modelled on the French one.
to do a computer representation or scientific description of a situation or event:
They used a computer to model the possible effects of global warming.
to make something by shaping clay, wood etc
—modeller noun [countable]