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Another word for model

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Noun
  1. A small-scale representation of something

      1. A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
      2. Something small of its class.
      3. A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum.
    See also:

    same

  2. One that is worthy of imitation or duplication

      1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
      2. Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence:
      3. Acceptable but of less than top quality:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
      2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories:
      3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
      1. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
      2. Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
      3. Something worthy of imitation.
      1. A conception of something in its absolute perfection:
      2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
      3. An ultimate or worthy object of endeavor; a goal:
      1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
      2. One that is typical or representative; an example:
      3. A copy, as of a book.
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. The concept of perfect beauty.
      2. An idealized type or model:
    See also:

    good

Verb
  1. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading

      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
    See also:

    surface

Adjective
  1. Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type

  2. Conforming to an ultimate form of perfection or excellence

      1. Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
      2. Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
      3. Ultimate; final:
      1. Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
      2. Being without defect or blemish:
      3. Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.
      1. A conception of something in its absolute perfection:
      2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
      3. An ultimate or worthy object of endeavor; a goal:
      1. Worthy of imitation; commendable:
      2. Serving as a model.
      3. Serving as an illustration; typical.
    See also:

    good

Another word for model

Noun
  1. A person or thing worthy of imitation

      1. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
      2. Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
      3. Something worthy of imitation.
      1. A representative or perfect example of a class or type:
      2. A brief summary, as of a book or article; an abstract.
      1. A person officially recognized, especially by canonization, as being entitled to public veneration and capable of interceding for people on earth.
      2. A person who has died and gone to heaven.
      3. A member of any of various Christian groups, especially a Latter-Day Saint.
      1. A male being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god.
      2. An inferior deity; a minor god.
      3. A deified man.
      1. An image used as an object of worship.
      2. A false god.
      3. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
      1. A woman noted for courage and daring action.
      2. A woman noted for special achievement in a particular field.
      3. The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.
      1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
      2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life:
      3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field:
      1. The concept of perfect beauty.
      2. An idealized type or model:
      1. A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.
      1. A conception of something in its absolute perfection:
      2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
      3. An ultimate or worthy object of endeavor; a goal:
      1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
      2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories:
      3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
      2. One that is typical or representative; an example:
      3. A copy, as of a book.
      1. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
      2. An original, full-scale, and usually working model of a new product or new version of an existing product.
      3. A typical example of a class or category:
      1. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype:
      2. An ideal example of a type; quintessence:
      3. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
      1. A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example:
      2. An unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats.
      3. A very large spherical pearl.
    See also:

    paragon

  2. Anything that is copied

      1. an earlier form; prototype
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. A basic truth, law, or assumption:
      2. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
      3. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
      1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
      2. One that is typical or representative; an example:
      3. A copy, as of a book.
      1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole.
      2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
      3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A conception of something in its absolute perfection:
      2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
      3. An ultimate or worthy object of endeavor; a goal:
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
      2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising.
      2. One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct.
      3. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
      1. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
      2. The words of a speech appearing in print.
      3. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
      1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
      2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories:
      3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
      1. A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class:
      2. A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
      3. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
      1. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
      2. An original, full-scale, and usually working model of a new product or new version of an existing product.
      3. A typical example of a class or category:
      1. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype:
      2. An ideal example of a type; quintessence:
      3. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
      1. An act or instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequent similar instances.
      2. A judicial decision that is binding on other equal or lower courts in the same jurisdiction as to its conclusion on a point of law, and may also be persuasive to courts in other jurisdictions, in subsequent cases involving sufficiently similar facts.
      3. Convention or custom arising from long practice:
      1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
      2. Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence:
      3. Acceptable but of less than top quality:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. Preceding all others in time; first:
      2. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
      3. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new:
    See also:

    criterion

  3. A duplicate on a small scale

      1. The art or technique of one that engraves.
      2. A design or text engraved on a surface.
      3. An engraved surface for printing.
      1. A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure:
      2. A fingerprint.
      3. A device or implement, such as a stamp, die, or seal, used to press markings onto or into a surface:
      1. The easing of a pain, distress, or anxiety:
      2. Something that alleviates pain, distress, or anxiety:
      3. Aid in time of danger:
      1. An image, especially a positive print, recorded by exposing a photosensitive surface to light, especially in a camera.
      2. To take a photograph of.
      3. To practice photography.
      1. A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example.
      2. A verbal representation or description, especially of a person.
      3. A dramatic representation of a character:
      1. The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
      2. The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
      3. A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
      1. a scale model, usually a full-sized replica, of a structure or apparatus used for instructional or experimental purposes
      1. An image used as an object of worship.
      2. A false god.
      3. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
      1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
      2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
      1. A small molded or sculptured figure; a statuette.
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. A three-dimensional form or likeness sculpted, modeled, carved, or cast in material such as stone, clay, wood, or bronze.
      1. The act or process of reducing.
      2. The result of reducing:
      3. The amount by which something is lessened or diminished:
      1. The act of representing or the state of being represented.
      2. An image or likeness of something.
      3. An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.
      1. The act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated:
      2. A picture or image that is used to decorate or clarify a text.
      3. An example that is used to clarify or explain something.
      1. A representation of the form of a person or object, such as a painting or photograph.
      2. A sculptured likeness.
      3. An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
      1. A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
      2. Something small of its class.
      3. A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum.
  4. One who poses professionally

      1. A life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes; a dummy.
      2. A jointed model of the human body used by artists, especially to demonstrate the arrangement of drapery.
      3. One who models clothes; a model.
      1. A man who is short in stature.
      2. A mannequin.
      3. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching.
      1. A person who cares for young children when the parents are not home; a babysitter.
      2. A person who poses or models, as for a portrait.
      3. A brooding hen.
      1. One who poses.
      2. A poseur.
    See also:

    nude

Verb
  1. To form

      1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
      2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
      3. Manner or mode; way:
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
  2. To imitate a model

      1. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions.
      2. A book for such entries.
      3. An entry in such a record.
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
      1. A literary or artistic work that uses imitation, as of the characteristic style of an author or a work, for comic effect or ridicule.
      2. A genre, as in literature, comprising such works.
      3. Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty:
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
      1. To cease living; become dead; expire.
      2. To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade:
      3. To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death:
      1. A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure:
      2. A fingerprint.
      3. A device or implement, such as a stamp, die, or seal, used to press markings onto or into a surface:
      1. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize:
      2. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
      3. To depict in art; portray:
      1. To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
      2. To gain control of; subject or conquer:
      3. To subject to destruction:
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
      1. Identically copied from an original.
      2. Existing or growing in two corresponding parts; double.
      3. Denoting a manner of play in cards in which partnerships or teams play the same deals and compare scores at the end:
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate:
      2. A file that has the same data as another file:
      3. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording:
  3. To serve as a model

    See also:

    pose

  4. To demonstrate

    See also:

    display

Synonym Study

  • Standard refers to something established for use as a rule or a basis of comparison in judging quality, value, etc.
  • Archetype applies to the original pattern serving as the model for all later things of the same kind or to a typical or perfect example of a type
  • Paradigm can refer to an example that serves as a model, but is uncommon now except in its grammatical sense of an example of a declension or conjugation giving all the inflectional forms of a word
  • A pattern is a model, guide, plan, etc. to be strictly followed
  • Example suggests that which is presented as a sample, or that which sets a precedent for imitation, whether good or bad
  • Model refers to a representation made to be copied or, more generally, to any person or thing to be followed or imitated because of excellence, worth, etc.