1 representation, replica, mock-up, maquette, scale model, working model, miniature, dummy, image, likeness, facsimile, copy:
This is a model of the house he is planning.
2 original, mould, archetype, prototype, pattern, paragon, ideal, exemplar, example, standard:
When the wax model is finished, we cast it in bronze using the cire perdue process. Their government was established after the Roman model.
3 ideal, paragon, exemplar, epitome, beau idéal, cream, crème de la crème, ne plus ultra, nonpareil, nonsuch or nonesuch:
He is the very model of what a father should be.
4 subject, sitter, poser:
Dali's wife served as his model for many paintings.
5 mannequin; dummy:
She is tall and thin enough to be a fashion model. May I see the hat that is on that model in the window?
6 design, kind, type, style, version; variety, sort, form, fashion, configuration; brand, mark:
I'm intending to trade my car in for a newer model.
7 fashion, mould, shape, form, sculpt, carve (out), make, fabricate, produce:
She modelled these figures out of fine clay.
8 pose in, display, show (off), wear, Colloq sport:
She makes a fortune modelling swimwear.
9 model after or on. imitate, copy, pattern on or after, emulate, follow:
Architects often used to model public buildings after the temples on the Acropolis.
10 copy, imitation, facsimile, representative, miniature:
He enjoys building model aeroplanes.
11 ideal, exemplary, perfect, archetypal, unequalled, consummate, inimitable:
Oliver has been a model student.
1 temperate, calm, reasonable, cool, judicious, rational, balanced, unexcessive, modest, sober, sensible, commonsensical, controlled, deliberate, steady:
In view of the conflicting interests expressed, the council has adopted a moderate policy regarding parking
2 centre, middle-of-the-road, non-radical, non-reactionary:
Bella's political outlook is said by some to be moderate.
3 fair, middling, average, ordinary, medium, middle, modest, mediocre, unexceptional, Colloq fair to middling:
They have a good range of clothing, all sold at very moderate prices.
4 middle-of-the-roader, non-radical, non-reactionary, centrist:
Where do the moderates stand on the issue of constitutional reform?
5 abate, calm, mollify, soothe, ease, relax, alleviate, mitigate, soften, dull, blunt, cushion, relieve, reduce, lessen, remit, slacken, diminish, decrease, defuse, temper, Colloq let up (on):
He would get along better if he moderated the violence of his reactions and learned to relax
6 mediate, arbitrate, referee, judge, chair, supervise, preside (over), coordinate, run, regulate, manage, direct:
Professor Gill will moderate the panel discussion.
1 copy of sth
full-scale, scale | three-dimensional | detailed | working | clay, plastic, wooden, etc.
VERB + MODEL
(used of models that you buy in a lot of parts),
build, construct, make
MODEL + NOUN
She made a fantastic clay model of her dog.
2 type of product
de luxe, popular, standard | latest, new
VERB + MODEL
do, make, produce
They do several other models of washing machine.
| sell | design, develop | recall
They're recalling their new model for modifications to the engine.
excellent, good | conceptual, experimental, statistical, theoretical | clinical, economic, mathematical, medical, political, scientific | computer
VERB + MODEL
give sb, provide (sb with)
The tape provides a model for students to copy
| copy | use
She was a model of restraint.
| ~ for
Successful state schools must be used as models for the rest.
4 for clothes
female, male | top | catwalk, fashion
VERB + MODEL
More information about JOB
be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.
study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.
start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.
become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.
employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.
engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.
appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.
dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.
5 for painting, etc.
MODEL + VERB
sit for sb/sth
The model sits for me for three hours every day. verb
closely | explicitly
This system is closely modelled upon one used in French hospitals.
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