Main Difference – Make vs. Model
The main difference between make and model is that make refers to the name of the manufacturers, makers of a product while model refers to the specific name or number given to a product by its manufacturers.
We often use the phrase “Make and model of” when talking about different types of products. For example, we hear sentences like “I know the make and model of every car in my garage.” “He didn’t know the make and model of his phone” and “There are many different makes and models of reel” everyday. But what do these two words mean separately? What is meant by make? And what is meant by model? What is the difference between make and model? Find out the answers to these questions by reading this article.
What does Make mean
Generally, the term ‘make’ refers to the act of forming something by putting parts together or combining substances. For example, when we say for the school project, she made a beautiful farmhouse out of leftover stationary material. This gives the idea that something was created or else put together. Or else it can even generate the idea that something was formed. For instance, when we say she made the best out of the situation, we are referring to a formation of a context.
But when we are talking about a product, we use ‘make’ as a noun. The make of a product refers to the manufacturer or the company of that product. If we are talking about a car, the make can be Toyota, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Nissan, Renault, Ferrari, etc. These are the makers, manufacturers of the cars. If we are talking about the make of a phone, some common makes include Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony, LG etc.
What does Model mean
In general usage the word, ‘model’ refers to a three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure or a thing used as an example. But when talking about a product, model refers to the specific name or a number of the product. When talking about a car, models refer to the specific type of the car. Some famous models of cars include Beetle, Mustang, Fiesta and Pontiac. To clarify this further look at the make and model of the cars below.
Honda Civic –Honda is the make, Civic is the model.
Vauxhall Corsa Activ – Vauxhall is the make, Corsa Activ is the model.
Ford Mustang – Ford is the make, Mustang is the model.
If we are talking about phones, however, the model is often a number. For example,
Nokia 114 – Nokia (make) 114 (model)
Samsung T429 –Samsung (make) T429 (model)
Sony Xperia E4– Sony (make) Xperia E4 (model)
Difference Between Make and Model
Make refers to the manufacturer, company or the name of the product.
Model is the name given to that size and shape of a car from that manufacturer.
Make is usually a name.
Model can be a name or a number.