1. a report published by the British government
; bound in blue
2. a register of persons who are socially prominent
3. a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blue book \Blue" book`\
1. A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper
2. The United States official "Biennial Register."
[1913 Webster] Bluebottle
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a report published by the British government; bound in blue
2: a register of persons who are socially prominent
3: a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "blue book":
Almanach de Gotha, Congressional Record, Hansard, Red Book,
Royal Kalendar, Social Register, account, acquaintance,
announcement, audition, briefing, bulletin, communication,
communique, data, datum, directory, dispatch, enlightenment,
evidence, exam, examen, examination, facts, factual information,
familiarization, final, final examination, gazette, gen, genealogy,
general information, great go, green book, guidebook, handout,
hard information, hearing, honors, incidental information, info,
information, instruction, intelligence, knowledge, light, mention,
message, midsemester, midterm, notice, notification,
official journal, oral, oral examination, pedigree, prelim,
presentation, promotional material, proof, publication, publicity,
quiz, release, report, sidelight, state paper, statement, studbook,
take-home examination, test, the dope, the goods, the know,
the scoop, transmission, trial, tripos, viva, white book,
white paper, word, written, written examination, yellow book
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
1. Informal name for one of the four standard
references on the page-layout and graphics-control language
PostScript. The other three official guides are known as
the Green Book, the Red Book, and the White Book.
["PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook", Adobe Systems,
Addison-Wesley 1985, (ISBN 0-201-10179-3)].
2. Informal name for one of the three standard
references on Smalltalk. This book also has green and red
["Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation", David
Robson, Addison-Wesley 1983, (ISBN 0-201-11371-63)].
3. Any of the 1988 standards issued by the
ITU-T's ninth plenary assembly. These include, among other
things, the X.400 electronic mail specification and the
Group 1 through 4 fax standards.
See also book titles.