Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: modèle, from Old Italian modello, from Latin modulus; MODULE


1 noun
mod‧el1 S2 W1 [countable]

small copy

a small copy of a building, vehicle, machine etc, especially one that can be put together from separate parts
model of
They showed us a model of the building.
a working model (=one with parts which move) of a steam engine


DCBO 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

type of car etc

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 model


a computer representation or scientific description of something
model of
Scientists are building computer models of the ocean currents.

somebody/something to copy

someone or something which people want to copy because they are successful or have good qualities
model 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.

model of efficiency/virtue etc

someone or something that has a lot of a good quality:
She was a model of honesty and decency.


AVBO someone who is employed by an artist or photographer to be painted or photographed

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