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Definition of model verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they model
    he / she / it models
    past simple modeled ()modelled
    -ing form modeling ()modelling
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    work as model
  1. 1[intransitive] to work as a model for an artist or in the fashion industry
  2. clothes
  3. 2[transitive] model something to wear clothes in order to show them to people who might want to buy them The wedding gown is being modeled for us by the designer's daughter.
  4. create copy
  5. 3[transitive] model something to create a copy of an activity, a situation, etc. so that you can study it before dealing with the real thing synonym simulate The program can model a typical home page for you.
  6. clay, etc.
  7. 4[transitive] model something to shape clay, etc. in order to make something a statue modeled in bronze
  8. Phrasal Verbsmodel something on/after somethingmodel yourself on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: model