1. something intended as a guide for making something else;
- Example: "a blueprint for a house"
- Example: "a pattern for a skirt"
[syn: blueprint, design, pattern]
2. photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.;
1. make a blueprint of;
[syn: blueprint, draft, draught]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blueprint \Blue"print\ See under Print. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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