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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmodelmod‧el1 /ˈmɒdl $ ˈmɑːdl/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [countable]  1 model_boat.jpg small copyCOPY a small copy of a building, vehicle, machine etc, especially one that can be put together from separate partsmodel of They showed us a model of the building. a working model (=one with parts which move) of a steam engine2 fashionDCBO someone whose job is to show clothes, hairstyles etc by wearing them at fashion shows or for photographs a top fashion model a male model3 type of car etcTYPE a particular type or design of a vehicle or machine Renault are introducing three new models at the show. Our dishwasher is the latest model (=newest design). the 2.8 litre V6 model4 descriptionDESCRIBE a computer representation or scientific description of somethingmodel of Scientists are building computer models of the ocean currents.5 somebody/something to copyIMITATE someone or something which people want to copy because they are successful or have good qualitiesmodel for It served as a model for other cities. He used English medieval architecture as his model.role model (=someone that you try to copy because they have qualities you would like to have) Good teachers can act as positive role models.6 model of efficiency/virtue etc7 artAVBO someone who is employed by an artist or photographer to be painted or photographed
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modelDarwin himself saw disease as a model of change.White's team made a model of the new ballpark to show the public.As children build models they learn about design and construction.We also have a deluxe model for $125.The wealthy girl had every model of Ginny doll and steamer trunks full of clothes for them.Do women really want to look like fashion models?Full client participation is essential to ensure accuracy when compiling the information model.Two more models are going up by Wilshire Homes of Austin.Ford Motor Co. will offer new features and new models this year.There was a shelf in his bedroom full of model planes.We produce a range of different computers, but this is our most popular model.Civil society is a classical economist's model of the free market.Seven of their 1:20 scale models have been chosen for exhibition and two have been combined to provide the full-scale installation.The 1957 photo shows him holding a scale model of an ocean liner he built entirely by hand.The example of the development of today's plate tectonic model of the Earth follows this pattern.Page three models and married rubber fetishists, with a slave on the side, flickered before our very astonished eyes."What make is the car?" "It's a Ford." "And what model?" "An Escort 1.8L."model ofAs a politician, she was a model of integrity and decency.He has a shelf full of models of airplanes that never got built.latest modelNo sooner does the latest model take its place in the market, than it is superseded by another development.It was a happy debut for the latest model to drop off the fast-bowling conveyor belt.Remember, you can at any time exchange our equipment for the latest models as soon as they become available.For on the latest models, try the computer press and like Stuff and T3.The latest model of the minivan went into production last year.The latest model on the market.So what is this latest model?role modelBanneker can be a role model for them.At my age I should probably be a role model to a few others.He is a role model of a gentleman and of how contentment can be found in being a gentleman.Brando's a role model for everybody in the business.But most men do not choose their fathers as role models as they move away from their families and into the world.Fonda, Hopper and especially Nicholson were used as role models for many future films, and thus it broke new ground.He's a wonderfully kind man and an excellent role model for the children.Our new role model, Hildamay, isn't selfish: more a regular girl guide.There aren't enough positive role models for young people today, especially for minority groups.Mary Martin no doubt offered a strong role model.
ldoce_225_amodelmodel2 ●●○ adjective  1 model aircraft/train/car etc2 model wife/employee/student etc3 model prison/farm/school etc
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modelA model car doesn't have to contain all the elements of an internal combustion engine in order to work as a toy!I built model cars when I was younger.It was his idea that it would become a model city at an initial cost of £100,000.After his death the Henderson family bought the estate and built model cottages designed by Ernest George and Peto in the village.Chris always got to work early and left late - the model employee.There, the model home styles are named after lakes, springs and, more recently, famous golf courses.Karen was a model student: hardworking, intelligent and enthusiastic.Two other girls were model students.Planning Guidance on Architects Advisory panels for panel members and panel users was prepared together with model terms of reference.
modelmodel3 verb (modelled, modelling British English, modeled, modeling American English)  1 [intransitive, transitive]DCBBM 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 model yourself on somebody3 be modelled on something4 [transitive]TICCOPY 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.5 [transitive] to make something by shaping clay, wood etcmodeller noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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modelMost of the decor in this part of the house was modelled after Hollywood's idea of elaborate period furnishings.Here we have a Kenar T-shirt modeled by Linda Evangelista.All the tee-shirts were modelled by the pupils during the school's fashion show organised by the Parent Teachers Association.She made a living modeling for art classes.I modelled them on the shape of your abdomen when you strode out of the sea last month.She also attended a kindergarten school where she first demonstrated her talent for modelling with clay.
From Longman Business Dictionarymodelmod‧el /ˈmɒdlˈmɑːdl/ noun1[countable] a particular type or design of a vehicle or machinethe cheapest model in the Volkswagen rangeOur photocopier is the latest model. see also brand1, make22[countable] a simple description or structure that is used to help people understand similar systems or structuresa theoretical modela computer model of the main factors determining a company’s market share Black-Scholes option pricing model capital asset pricing model EFQM Excellence Model option pricing model pricing model3[countable] the way in which something is done by a particular country, person etc that can be copied by others who want similar resultsthe American model of airline deregulation
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Verb table
model
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymodel
he, she, itmodels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymodelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave modelled
he, she, ithas modelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad modelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill model
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have modelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam modelling
he, she, itis modelling
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you, we, theyare modelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas modelling
you, we, theywere modelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been modelling
he, she, ithas been modelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been modelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be modelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been modelling
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