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
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 of blueprint from the Web
The mayors affirmed that the ports’ 2017 clean-air blueprint, which is expected to be released Wednesday, will include further emissions reductions from ships and the development of a zero-emissions truck pilot program.
The budget blueprint attempts to balance the budget within a decade largely through deep cuts to a wide swath of domestic programs.
So, Trump’s plan amounts to a blueprint for how the rich can raid the federal treasury.
Imagine this: The blueprints have been finalized, manufacturing is under way, and prospective consumers are losing their minds with excitement.
X-ACTO knives and small murky pools of paint water, a young Abe Lincoln figure that Berton made and blueprints of Van Gogh's bedrooms, a taste of his next miniature project.
Also, Congress as a whole has yet to adopt an overall 2018 spending blueprint, called a budget resolution, which lawmakers use to set how much money is allocated to each of the 12 appropriations bills.
There is no universal blueprint for bishops or candidates to follow.
Mr. Heffington used those blueprints to help choreograph the scene.
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First Known Use of blueprint
BLUEPRINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blueprint for English Language Learners
: a photographic print that shows how something (such as a building) will be made
: a detailed plan of how to do something
BLUEPRINT Defined for Kids
Definition of blueprint for Students
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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