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1 an exact representation of something in greatly reduced size
  • The dollhouse was a tiny, perfect model of the family's actual house.
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2 a person who poses with or wears merchandise (as clothes) often for pictorial advertising
  • The most famous models can earn thousands of dollars an hour.
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3 someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation
  • She's the very model of the dedicated teacher.
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Synonym Discussion of model

model, example, pattern, exemplar, ideal mean someone or something set before one for guidance or imitation. model applies to something taken or proposed as worthy of imitation.
    • a decor that is a model of good taste
example applies to a person to be imitated or in some contexts on no account to be imitated but to be regarded as a warning.
    • children tend to follow the example of their parents
pattern suggests a clear and detailed archetype or prototype.
    • American industry set a pattern for others to follow
exemplar suggests either a faultless example to be emulated or a perfect typification.
    • cited Joan of Arc as the exemplar of courage
ideal implies the best possible exemplification either in reality or in conception.
    • never found a job that matched his ideal

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