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(British modelling)
  • 1The work of a fashion model.

    ‘have you ever thought of a career in modeling?’
    • ‘a modeling agency’
    • ‘He continues his modelling career between acting jobs and is based with a Manchester agency.’
    • ‘Women certainly seem to take centre stage when it comes to the world of fashion and modelling, and the few men in the profession appear to be a class apart.’
    • ‘‘Although I sometimes feel very tired, fashion modelling is still a very attractive job,’ she said.’
    • ‘And he has also been working for a series of modelling agencies around the UK.’
    • ‘She was signed by a top London modelling agency at the age of 15.’
    • ‘Fashion modelling has existed for more than four centuries.’
    • ‘In fact, all through my modelling career my age stayed around 21.’
    • ‘What do you reckon, do you think we should give our modelling career one last shot?’
    • ‘The modelling and casting agency and the events departments have been initiated as a part of Phase 1.’
    • ‘The institute's Delhi branch will be managed by seasoned professionals from the fields of acting, modelling and choreography.’
    • ‘So there's no modeling career down the road when you're done playing?’
    • ‘So, her modelling career has been pretty much like her singing career, then.’
    • ‘I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with New York and LA being the epicenters of acting and modelling.’
    • ‘It's just not a profession for me… modelling has showcased what life is all about.’
    • ‘I'd been doing some modeling and some acting in England, yes.’
    • ‘After nine years of modeling, the silver screen beckoned and a star was born.’
    • ‘But the 18 year old, who took to the catwalk for the fashion week, has already learned that modelling is not all about glamour.’
  • 2The art or activity of making three-dimensional models.

    ‘lessons included life drawing and clay modeling’
    • ‘Their works - be it be painting, clay modelling or videography - are great.’
    • ‘As well as sketching, oil and water colour painting, clay modelling is also available.’
    • ‘In terms of both modelling and the decoration applied to his surface - a cross-eyed butterfly caught in the gaze of a greedy frog - he is a tour-de-force.’
    • ‘Zack and I spent last evening making modelling clay figures at the kitchen table.’
    • ‘Some students have been making wacky farmyard animals out of modelling clay, which will be out on display.’
    • ‘It began to import an English clay that allowed for much finer modeling of details.’
    • ‘Pewter embossing combines the antique art metal techniques known as chasing and repousse - the hand modeling or embossing of thin sheets of metal for decorative effect.’
    • ‘Sometimes he also depends entirely on his modeling of the plaster to create the form - as in the upper part of the piece I allude to as the melting tombstone.’
    • ‘There were also storytellers, a dance teacher and a clay modelling expert to add spice to the children's activities.’
    • ‘Another boy worked with his grandma on a fish smoking shed, creating endless numbers of kippers out of modelling clay.’
    • ‘I might even get some modelling clay and have a go at that too.’
    • ‘They constructed threedimensional representations of flowers in the block area using carpet squares and in the art center using modeling clay.’
    • ‘From clay and modeling tools to kilns and how-to-books.’
    • ‘Plopped down about the meadow, and rimming it, are towering blobs of rock that resemble huge piles of modeling clay.’
    • ‘There is a modeling clay that is nearly all silver once it is baked in your oven.’
    manufacture, manufacturing, mass production, building, construction, assembly, production, producing, creation, creating, putting together, modelling, fabrication, invention, forming, formation, moulding, forging, composition
  • 3The devising or use of abstract or mathematical models to assist calculations and predictions.

    • ‘macroeconomic modeling and policy analysis’



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