blueprint

noun
blue·​print | \ ˈblü-ˌprint How to pronounce blueprint (audio) \

Definition of blueprint

1 : a photographic print in white on a bright blue ground or blue on a white ground used especially for copying maps, mechanical drawings, and architects' plans
2 : something resembling a blueprint (as in serving as a model or providing guidance) especially : a detailed plan or program of action a blueprint for victory

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blueprint transitive verb

Examples of blueprint in a Sentence

a blueprint for reforming the public school system an ambitious young man with a remarkably detailed blueprint for becoming a millionaire by the age of 25
Recent Examples on the Web Midsummer Day by Christian Fischbacher—became the blueprint for the crayon box of hues throughout the 2,800 square-foot home Virginia shares with her husband and daughter. Jennifer Fernandez, Better Homes & Gardens, "Upbeat Colors and Rehabbed Rescues Take This 1920s New Jersey Foursquare from Basic to Bold," 23 Apr. 2021 However, several leaders created a blueprint for leading through crisis and into the future of work. Natalia Peart, Forbes, "4 Important Leadership Lessons From The Pandemic For The Future Of Work," 19 Apr. 2021 San Diego County looked to get some fresh reopening juice Wednesday, likely moving to the second-least-restrictive orange tier in the state’s reopening blueprint. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "State: COVID-19 tier system will end June 15," 6 Apr. 2021 Her efforts in her career and community became the blueprint for a number of artists that followed. Meagan Jordan, Essence, "10 Things To Know About The Queen Of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, Ahead Of Her Lifetime Movie," 2 Apr. 2021 Under the stadium’s new social distancing requirements, the ballpark capacity was capped at 26%, slightly below the level allowed under California’s reopening blueprint for the orange tier, which includes Alameda County. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, "Eager A's fans return to the Oakland Coliseum: 'a glimpse of normalcy'," 1 Apr. 2021 Years before Julius Erving and Michael Jordan became international heroes with their similarly acrobatic games, Baylor created the blueprint for the modern superstar. Greg Beacham, Anchorage Daily News, "Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86," 23 Mar. 2021 Years before Julius Erving and Michael Jordan became international superstars with their similarly acrobatic games, Baylor created the blueprint for the modern superstar. NBC News, "Elgin Baylor, Lakers Hall of Famer and NBA great, dies at 86," 22 Mar. 2021 Years before Julius Erving and Michael Jordan became international superstars with their similarly acrobatic games, Baylor created the blueprint for the modern superstar. BostonGlobe.com, "Elgin Baylor, silky-smooth Lakers Hall of Famer, dies," 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of blueprint

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blueprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blueprint. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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blueprint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blueprint

: a photographic print that shows how something (such as a building) will be made
: a detailed plan of how to do something

blueprint

noun
blue·​print | \ ˈblü-ˌprint How to pronounce blueprint (audio) \

Kids Definition of blueprint

1 : a photographic print made with white lines on a blue background and showing how something will be made
2 : a detailed plan of something to be done

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