from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official list of persons in the employ of the U.S. government.
  • n. A book listing the names of socially prominent people.
  • n. A blank notebook with blue covers in which to write the answers to examination questions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers.
  • The United States official “Biennial Register.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations
  • n. a report published by the British government; bound in blue
  • n. a register of persons who are socially prominent


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