Synonyms for model


1. model, theoretical account, framework, hypothesis, possibility, theory
usage: a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
2. model, kind, sort, form, variety
usage: a type of product; "his car was an old model"
3. model, poser, assistant, helper, help, supporter
usage: 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"
4. model, simulation, representation
usage: representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
5. exemplar, example, model, good example, ideal
usage: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
6. model, role model, leader
usage: someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
7. model, example, representation, mental representation, internal representation
usage: a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
8. mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model, assistant, helper, help, supporter
usage: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
9. model, modelling, modeling, representation
usage: the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)


1. model, pattern, imitate, copy, simulate
usage: plan or create according to a model or models
2. model, mold, mould, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
usage: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
3. model, pose, sit, posture, expose, exhibit, display
usage: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
4. model, expose, exhibit, display
usage: display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"
5. model, simulate, re-create
usage: create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
6. model, mock up, represent, interpret
usage: construct a model of; "model an airplane"


1. exemplary, model(prenominal), worthy (vs. unworthy)
usage: worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
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