Antonyms for models

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Then she arranged with a New York house to sell her models on commission.

Some of his models have been preserved in the Anatomical Museum at Heidelberg.

"I don't see what you want with models," said a very young and shy boy student.

I passed a review of a whole army of professional Italian models.

Many of his decisions were models of deep research and lucid statement.

English prisons in the seventeenth century were not models of good management.

But she snapped her fingers at other women; all the models in Paris might have sat to him for what she cared.

And these are the models which I desire that you and I should imitate.

The bases of the columns in the Erechtheium example are models of elegance and beauty.

New Inventions, Models, &c., made to order or from Drawings.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "likeness made to scale; architect's set of designs," from Middle French modelle (16c., Modern French modèle), from Italian modello "a model, mold," from Vulgar Latin *modellus, from Latin modulus "a small measure, standard," diminutive of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)).

Sense of "thing or person to be imitated" is 1630s. Meaning "motor vehicle of a particular design" is from 1900 (e.g. Model T, 1908; Ford's other early models included C, F, and B). Sense of "artist's model" is first recorded 1690s; that of "fashion model" is from 1904. German, Swedish modell, Dutch, Danish model are from French or Italian.