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

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Curl types are a good blueprint for figuring out your routine. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "How to Figure Out Your Curl Type and Why It Actually Helps," 14 Jan. 2019 Tallon then created an accurate recreation by stitching together the photographs over 3D modeling, serving as a high-resolution digital blueprint for the building. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 Mirage or not, false alarm or not, tease or not, the Mariners have provided two weeks of enjoyment that was not in any script or blueprint. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Historic or hysterical? Mariners’ magical start borders on the absurd, but oh what fun it is," 12 Apr. 2019 The internal divisions had already derailed House Democrats’ hopes of writing a sweeping, 10-year budget blueprint this year and on Tuesday torpedoed a more modest plan to vote on approving a two-year spending proposal. ... Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Splits Among House Democrats Derail Spending Vote," 9 Apr. 2019 Metz points to Reese Witherspoon as a source of inspiration and considers hers a career blueprint. Glamour, "Chrissy Metz: From 81 Cents in the Bank to Equal Pay on This Is Us," 29 Mar. 2019 One advantage that a new house has over an old one is a more modern layout, a blueprint that acknowledges how families live today. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "This Brian J. McCarthy-Designed Hamptons Home is Filled with the Unexpected," 13 Mar. 2019 If renovation crews can find these chunks of Parisian stone and massive oaks, the work of Tallon could provide a digital blueprint for rebuilding the timber roof and soaring spire. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 Their success in a U.S. shirt will be monitored closely as a potential blueprint for development. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Missing World Cup can't be in vain for U.S. men's national team," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of blueprint

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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