from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or art of sculpturing or forming in a pliable material, such as clay or wax.
- n. Representation of depth and solidity in painting, drawing, or photography.
- n. Visual shape and texture of something regarded aesthetically, especially the human face or form.
- n. The act or profession of being a model.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of model.
- n. The art of sculpting models from clay etc. to create a representation of something.
- n. The representation of depth in a two-dimensional image.
- n. The profession of someone who models clothes.
- n. The construction and use of a computer model of a physical system.
- n. The learning of a new skill by copying other people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of making a model from which a work of art is to be executed; the formation of a work of art from some plastic material. Also, in painting, drawing, etc., the expression or indication of solid form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or occupation of forming models, or of bringing objects or figures to a desired form; specifically, in the fine arts, the act of a sculptor in shaping his model for any piece of carving, or the art of shaping models; also, the bringing of surfaces of the carving itself into proper relief and modulated relation; in painting, etc., the rendering of the appearance of relief and of natural solidity and curvature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
- n. a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
- n. sculpture produced by molding
From model + -ing. (Wiktionary)