blue book


Definition of blue book

1 : a register especially of socially prominent persons
2 : a book of specialized information often published under government auspices
3 : a blue-covered booklet used for writing examinations
4 : a periodically issued price list (as of used cars)

Examples of blue book in a Sentence

The information is listed in the blue book.
Recent Examples on the Web The book is propped on a red bookrest, which chimes with the other colors: the green robes and grass, the lavender landscape, the golden sky, the blue book, the orange carpet. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 The China Meteorological Administration has been carefully documenting the trends in an annual blue book that shows how China’s climate has changed to date, from sea level rise to extreme weather. Lili Pike, Science | AAAS, 12 Aug. 2021 Well, in lieu of the standard blue book or lengthy thesis, Kelley has had his students partner with local Cincinnati and some regional schools for something more meaningful than a grade. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 5 Oct. 2020 The Trump administration’s anti-immigration policy is a direct consequence of taking ‘Camp of the Saints’ as a blue book for governing. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2019 His slim-fit navy suit, complete with a red pocket square, mirrors the red and blue book cover. Anna Beahm |, al, 24 Nov. 2019 Trantham had to clean splotches of yellow paint from the back of his arms, white shirt and blue book bag. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 25 June 2019 Within a few hours, me and my little navy blue book were reunited. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2019 The guy who kept a slender blue book on his nightstand. Thomas Farragher,, 14 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of blue book

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Blue book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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