- a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: a map of Canada.
- a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: The old man's face is a map of time.
- Mathematics. function(def 4a).
- Slang. the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
- Genetics. genetic map.
- to represent or delineate on or as if on a map.
- to sketch or plan (often followed by out): to map out a new career.
- off the map, out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
- put on the map, to bring into the public eye; make known, famous, or prominent: The discovery of gold put our town on the map.
Origin of map
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Examples from the Web for mapped
As I mapped out a new path for my life, I wanted to do something positive.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet
December 28, 2014
With the complete camera record, he mapped out an indisputable timeline.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath
September 15, 2014
More than 23,000 square miles have been mapped by a pair of survey ships, one Dutch and one Chinese.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?
September 7, 2014
I sought them out and mapped out what a true-to-life 21st-century caper would look like at the most powerful bank in capitalism.Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction
June 6, 2014
The parcel is 2.15 hectares (about 5.3 acres) and has been mapped out and delineated in this exact size since the year 1507.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?
May 31, 2014
One would have said that destinies had been mapped with a strange disregard for justice.The Conquest of Fear
But I got it in spite of him, and mapped out a programme as I drank.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
But the life of the departed was not mapped out in Greece as it was in Egypt.History of Religion
I couldn't get the key to it then, but I've mapped it out now.Shorty McCabe
In the one aspect he looked intent, as though in his mind he mapped a course.The Long Roll
- a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it, showing the geographical distributions, positions, etc, of natural or artificial features such as roads, towns, relief, rainfall, etc
- a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial bodya lunar map
- a maplike drawing of anything
- maths another name for function (def. 4)
- a slang word for face (def. 1)
- off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)
- put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known
- to make a map of
- maths to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc)the results were mapped onto a graph See also map out
- map onto (intr) to fit in with or correspond to
Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)
- Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
Word Origin and History for mapped
1580s, from map (n.). Related: Mapped, mapping. To map (something) out in the figurative sense is from 1610s.
1520s, shortening of Middle English mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), and in part from Middle French mappe, shortening of Old French mapemonde, both English and French words from Medieval Latin mappa mundi "map of the world;" first element from Latin mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), "tablecloth, signal-cloth, flag," said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (cf. Talmudic Hebrew mappa, contraction of Mishnaic menaphah "a fluttering banner, streaming cloth") + Latin mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). Commonly used 17c. in a figurative sense of "epitome; detailed representation." To put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913.
- The human face.
- A genetic map.
- To make a map of.
- To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.