the procedure of improving the performance of an engine by dismantling and then rebuilding the reciprocating parts so that they meet exact tolerances.
a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, which produces a white line on a blue background.
a print made by this process.
a detailed outline or plan of action:
a blueprint for success.
to make a blueprint of or for.
Also called cyanotype. a photographic print of plans, technical drawings, etc, consisting of white lines on a blue background
an original plan or prototype that influences subsequent design or practice: the Montessori method was the blueprint for education in the 1940s
(transitive) to make a blueprint of (a plan)
a bluish racer, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, of Ohio to eastern Iowa. noun a long slender blackish-blue fast-moving colubrid snake, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, of the US
a color about midway between blue and red in the spectrum; purplish. Historical Examples The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga Various Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930 Various The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete Gilbert Parker
the highest award or distinction, as the first prize in a contest: His entry at the state fair won a blue ribbon. a blue ribbon worn as a badge of honor, especially by members of the Order of the Garter of the British knighthood. (initial capital letters). Also, British, Blue Ribband. (formerly) a prize awarded […]