Definition of model verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    model

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they model
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdl//
     
    he / she / it models
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdlz//
     
    past simple modelled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdld//
     
    past participle modelled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdld//
     
    (especially US English) past simple modeled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdld//
     
    (especially US English) past participle modeled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdld//
     
    -ing form modelling
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdlɪŋ//
     
    (especially US English) -ing form modeling
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdlɪŋ//
     
    Artwork and techniques, The fashion world, Experiments and research, Art equipment
     
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    work as model
  1. 1[intransitive] to work as a model for an artist or in the fashion industry See related entries: The fashion world
  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 modelled for us by the designer's daughter. See related entries: The fashion world
  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. See related entries: Experiments and research
  6. clay, etc.
  7. 4[transitive] model something to shape clay, etc. in order to make something a statue modelled in bronze More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
  8. Word Origin late 16th cent. (denoting a set of plans of a building): from French modelle, from Italian modello, from an alteration of Latin modulus ‘measure’, diminutive of modus.Extra examples This system is closely modelled upon one used in French hospitals. We aim to model the system on one used in French hospitals. We can accurately model the development process. a simple souvenir, modelled in the shape of a horse Phrasal Verbsmodel something after somethingmodel yourself on somebody
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