something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies;
"this painting is a copy of the original"
- That old engine is the archetype of modern locomotives.
The House of Commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet.出自： Ld Macaulay
During the thirty-one years of his residence in Cambridge, he was a recluse; the very archetype of the absent-minded, solitary scholar.出自： A. Storr