Meaning of “model” - Learner’s Dictionary

model

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈmɒdəl/
PERSON

B1 someone whose job is to wear fashionable clothes, be in photographs, etc in order to advertise things:

a fashion model
COPY

A2 a smaller copy of a real object, often used to show how something works or what it looks like:

He makes models as a hobby.
EXAMPLE

someone or something that is an example for others to copy:

a model of good behaviour
DESIGN

A2 a design of machine or car that is made by a particular company:

I think her car is a slightly older model.
→ See also role model

(Definition of “model noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)