Definition of remodel in English:



  • 1Change the structure or form of (something, especially a building)

    ‘the station was remodelled and enlarged in 1927’
    • ‘Patient confidence in medical procedures was shown to increase after the medical facility was remodeled.’
    • ‘With great determination and energy she led the fundraising to buy and remodel the buildings as the Pier Arts Centre.’
    • ‘Green building is about reducing environmental impact, whether in remodeling a home or planning a community.’
    • ‘In November 2004, St. Vincent's Hospital chapel was completely remodelled.’
    • ‘They had obviously remodeled an existing building.’
    • ‘Have you remodeled your garage into a family room, home office, master suite, or other space?’
    • ‘Then it's time to remodel a home office or guest bedroom to include substantial shelving.’
    • ‘They build another floor on top and sell the apartments but they also have to remodel the building, fix the lifts and the general upkeep of their homes.’
    • ‘The Round Tower was remodelled, and then ranges of new buildings in the perpendicular style were erected around the Upper Ward to provide better accommodation and perhaps to enhance the castle's skyline.’
    • ‘When the building was remodelled in 1789, the boxes were replaced by galleries, for which tickets could be purchased by anyone who could afford them.’
    • ‘The beauty of remodeling a garage is that the shell of the building - often with both electricity and plumbing - already exists.’
    • ‘Maybe that's because I have been remodeling a house to make it livable.’
    • ‘The family had exhausted all their savings just buying the essentials for everyday life and didn't have the time or the money to remodel the house by themselves.’
    • ‘Have you recently remodeled your home or done any energy conservation work, such as installing insulation, storm windows, or weather stripping?’
    • ‘Months later, people were still rearranging furniture, remodeling offices, and rewiring computers.’
    • ‘Has the building been recently remodeled or has building use changed?’
    • ‘In 1969, the Chata Development company, which builds and remodels homes, and constructs offices and buildings for the nation, was established.’
    • ‘When the building was originally remodeled, I had a series of passageways installed behind the walls on every floor.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century buildings were remodeled for contemporary uses without destroying the outward historic character.’
    • ‘We recently remodeled our facility, and in that process, the soiled utility/decontamination area was converted to an office.’
    change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, recasting, remodelling, renovation, restyling, variation
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    1. 1.1 Shape (a figure or object) again or differently.
      ‘she remodelled the head with careful fingers’
      • ‘Grover reconstructs, remodels and redesigns leather into a guilt-free luxury, giving the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) an entirely new meaning.’
      renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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