Meaning of blue book

blue' book"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
  2. any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
  3. a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
  4. a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
  5. (caps.)a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
  6. a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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