|Origin:||modèle, from Old Italian modello, from Latin modulus; MODULE|
mod‧el1 S2 W1 [countable]
a small copy of a building, vehicle, machine etc, especially one that can be put together from separate parts
They showed us a model of the building.
a working model (=one with parts which move) of a steam engine
someone whose job is to show clothes, hair styles etc by wearing them at fashion shows or for photographs:
a top fashion model
a male model
a particular type or design of a vehicle or machine:
type of car etc
Renault are introducing three new models at the show.
Our dishwasher is the latest model (=newest design).
the 2.8 litre V6 model
a computer representation or scientific description of something
Scientists are building computer models of the ocean currents.
someone or something which people want to copy because they are successful or have good qualities
somebody/something to copy
It served as a model for other cities.
He used English medieval architecture as his model.
someone or something that has a lot of a good quality:
She was a model of honesty and decency.
someone who is employed by an artist or photographer to be painted or photographed