Meaning of blueprint in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbluːprɪnt/

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  • 1A design plan or other technical drawing.

    ‘they are redrawing office blueprints to include large shared spaces’
    • ‘None of the plans were real blueprints or technical drawings.’
    • ‘A new hotel, 117 residential units, and a number of offices are all in the design blueprint.’
    • ‘Inside the five-year-old company's offices are maps and blueprints of mineral claims scouted by other firms and rocks dug up by other miners.’
    • ‘Her blueprints included plans for a large pool and formal terraced gardens.’
    • ‘He did the blueprints personally and personally designed the motors that turn the house and drove nails personally.’
    • ‘The police confiscated optical lenses, design blueprints for targeting devices and other items during the raid.’
    • ‘This means each new application rolled out should use a blueprint to design the system, and an automated system to update and patch it.’
    • ‘Although the design blueprint came from the US, it was the Singapore team that designed and engineered the mechanics.’
    • ‘Most of these are highlighted on your reconnaissance map, which typically consists of base layouts or blueprints with indicators placed upon them.’
    • ‘Fewer new homes will be built on greenfield sites under a blueprint designed to last for up to 20 years.’
    • ‘Ours soon found themselves grounded around the dining room table, scribbling madly on a draft design blueprint.’
    • ‘Do a web search for castle floor plans or castle home blueprints.’
    • ‘The wizened old man sat in his plush office, blueprints spread out on top of the bureau.’
    • ‘With those blueprints in hand, clients can be sure they're getting quality materials, and they can compare apples to apples when the bids come in.’
    • ‘If memory serves me correctly, the old guys with their smocks and T square used to expose their blueprints in the sun.’
    • ‘In 1862, it set up its office building following the blueprint of the British firm of architects.’
    • ‘Before tackling any upgrades, work with an architect or designer to develop a blueprint.’
    • ‘His blueprint included a fixed breech rail to keep the cows in place.’
    • ‘He said the blueprint and its designated two-km buffer zone ‘could be adjusted’.’
    • ‘The blueprint the builder typically uses is four pages, and the blueprint we all might turn out is 30.’
    plan, design, draft, diagram, drawing, scale drawing, outline, sketch, pattern, map, layout, representation
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    1. 1.1Something which acts as a plan, model, or template for others.
      ‘the scheme was a blueprint for future development programmes’
      • ‘I'm convinced this model will be a blueprint for other authorities to follow.’
      • ‘This model could be a blueprint for other states to create comprehensive methamphetamine policies as well.’
      • ‘It was hoped the plan could become a blueprint for the rest of the country, but the new early opening hours were dropped because of ‘operational problems’.’
      • ‘She said she would be heavily involved in the creation of next year's policing plan, a blueprint for tackling the county's crime and disorder issues.’
      • ‘The final version of the Local Plan - a blueprint for future land use in Chorley - is available for viewing.’
      • ‘The council are taking the best from all the plans and creating a blueprint for the future of the town.’
      • ‘Curiously, those measurements may as well have served as a blueprint for our prototypical swimmer ever since.’
      • ‘If nothing else, it can be used as an example and a blueprint for change.’
      • ‘The plan was to serve as a blueprint for the rejuvenation of the town centre, but so far developments have either met heavy opposition or been conspicuous by their absence.’
      • ‘They then have to formulate their own submissions for the plan which will provide a blueprint for development in the town from 2006 to 2012.’
      • ‘A call has gone out for every resident of Ilmington to get involved in the creation of a parish plan, a document which will form a blueprint for the future of the village.’
      • ‘Imagine having all these grand ideals, magnificent visions, and a blueprint for human flourishing.’
      • ‘The town is a blueprint for the rest of the country after measures to beat transport problems proved a major success.’
      • ‘An individualised case conceptualisation helps organise complex information about a patient and is a blueprint for guiding treatment.’
      • ‘The way you model the distribution of chores in the household provides a blueprint for your children's marriages.’
      • ‘The trust and its supporters believe that if the trial is successful it could prove to be a blueprint for many other decimated in-shore fisheries around the Scottish coastline.’
      • ‘Strong does offer some guidelines on how this can be achieved, but the book is more a general manifesto calling for change rather than a blueprint for specific action.’
      • ‘We are very proud of the service we offer and are pleased to act as a blueprint for epilepsy services around the country.’
      • ‘This can be used as a blueprint for support groups to help ensure they're best helping abuse survivors and have a better chance of helping them rebuild their lives.’
      • ‘The Government is considering a report into radiotherapy services which will act as a blueprint for the development of services nationally.’
      model, plan, template, framework, pattern, design, example, exemplar, guide, prototype, paradigm, sample, pilot, recipe
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[with object]North American
  • Draw up (a plan or model)

    ‘the landscape architect blueprinted a ten-year plan for regeneration of the magnificent formal gardens’
    • ‘He's enlightened volunteer boards to the needs for strategic planning, and has implemented long-range vision by blueprinting step-by-step plans that future boards and personnel can follow.’
    • ‘Now an expert team of astronauts and space scientists has blueprinted a safety strategy for Earth: an asteroid tugboat.’
    • ‘With the advance notice, the staff has had time to lay out a plan that is blueprinted during a 9 a.m. staff meeting and a 9: 45 a.m. divisionwide conference call with the network's domestic and international bureaus.’
    • ‘Specifically, the team is blueprinting the logistics processes of the enterprise resource planning solution for the logistics enterprise information system.’
    • ‘Bands were not meant to be blueprinted and created according to plan, they are supposed to be a group of talented people whose chemistry together leads to brilliant records.’
    • ‘But then when he explained everything and blueprinted it out, everything - it was like a puzzle…’
    • ‘The bid committee is in the driver's seat of course, so we will be responding to their expressions of interest rather than blueprinting a role for the university ourselves.’
    • ‘Instead of starting with a standard action and spending hours blueprinting it, Brown took another tack.’
    • ‘Nearly a decade after the project was blueprinted, the Development Authority has frozen the final alignment of the Peripheral Ring Road and will bring it up before the cabinet for its approval.’
    • ‘The musicians blueprinted the combination of a pale, angst-ridden singer backed by quasi-industrial pop in the early 1990s, then split in 1994, only to see virtual soundalikes rise to superstardom.’
    • ‘I think this whole project could well have been blueprinted from the article I talked about in my opening post - it's obviously a grab to slide into the same ‘outsider’ or ‘everyman’ media that is normally seen as a stronghold for the right.’
    • ‘No way, the two events were blocked and blueprinted and whoever came up with the idea is ready for another star.’
    • ‘There are city councils and councilpersons who can botch up and corrupt the best system ever blueprinted.’
    • ‘See, the worst part isn't even that our good ideas get blueprinted and reproduced.’
    • ‘The potential for dishonourable companies to act in this deceitful and dishonest manner will be given oxygen and allowed to profit by using the method blueprinted in this matter.’
    • ‘The design he'd initially blueprinted seemed much smaller than the one standing before him, peering down at him from thirty stories high.’
    • ‘This simple model offers important direction and guidelines to help people blueprint their own future.’
    • ‘As for procedures, we cannot blueprint them on this appeal.’
    • ‘Yet, the packed house responded the way it did because he applied a lifetime of architectural blueprinting into what sounded like a spontaneous, ‘simple affair.’’
    • ‘If blueprinted to provide evidence about all aspects of good medical practice, it should also be valid in content.’


Mid 19th century from the original process in which prints were composed of white lines on a blue ground or of blue lines on a white ground.