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Especially regarding an automobile, of a relatively recent design or model. After I got my promotion, I decided to trade in my clunky old Volkswagen for a snazzy, late model sedan.
be (a/the) model of
To be an ideal example or version of something. Julie is the model of academic excellence, so she will definitely be this year's valedictorian. He's a model of agility. You won't find a more athletic guy.
model someone on someoneand model something on something
to use something as a pattern for something; to use someone as a pattern for someone. I will model my house on the house we saw in the Mediterranean. She tried to model herself on her mother.
model something in something
to make a model of something in a particular substance. She modeled the figure in clay. I modeled a bear in modeling clay.
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be a/the model of something
to be an excellent example of something Claudia, always the model of good taste, looked elegant in a black silk gown.
To form, develop, or found something on the basis of something else: The architect modeled the plans for the new school on a beautiful old building.