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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mod·el /ˈmɑdḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mod·el /ˈmɑdḷ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 模型;型號;模式;樣品;標本;樣機 MDL;MOD

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mod·el a. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mod·el n.
 1. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size; as, a scale model of the B-52 bomber.
    In charts, in maps, and eke in models made.   --Gascoigne.
 I had my father's signet in my purse,
 Which was the model of that Danish seal.   --Shak.
    You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished.   --Addison.
 2. Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a pattern of something to be made; a material representation or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan; as, the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of a machine.
    [The application for a patent] must be accompanied by a full description of the invention, with drawings and a model where the case admits of it.   --Am. Cyc.
 When we mean to build
 We first survey the plot, then draw the model.   --Shak.
 3. Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for imitation; as, a government formed on the model of the American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or behavior.
 4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
    He that despairs measures Providence by his own little, contracted model.   --South.
 5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
 Thou seest thy wretched brother die,
 Who was the model of thy father's life.   --Shak.
 6. A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden.
    A professional model.   --H. James.
 Working model, a model of a machine which can do on a small scale the work which the machine itself does, or is expected to do.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mod·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modeled or Modelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Modeling or Modelling.]  To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to model a house or a government; to model an edifice according to the plan delineated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mod·el, v. i. Fine Arts To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
            [syn: exemplary, model(a)]
      n 1: a simplified description of a complex entity or process;
           "the computer program was based on a model of the
           circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: theoretical
           account, framework]
      2: a type of product; "his car was an old model"
      3: a person who poses for a photographer or painter or
         sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so
         the artist worked from photos" [syn: poser]
      4: representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
         [syn: simulation]
      5: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model
         of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major
         general" [syn: exemplar, example, good example]
      6: someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role
         model" [syn: role model]
      7: a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his
         example" [syn: example]
      8: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too
         fat to be a mannequin" [syn: mannequin, manikin, mannikin,
          manakin, fashion model]
      9: the act of representing something (usually on a smaller
         scale) [syn: modelling, modeling]
      v 1: plan or create according to a model or models [syn: pattern]
      2: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn: mold,
      3: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know
         the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: pose, sit,
      4: display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
      5: create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained
         in conditions simulating high-altitude flights" [syn: simulate]
      6: construct a model of; "model an airplane" [syn: mock up]
      [also: modelling, modelled]