map

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noun

verb (used with object), mapped, map·ping.

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.

Nearby words

  1. maoism,
  2. maoist,
  3. maoke mountains,
  4. maomao,
  5. maori,
  6. map out,
  7. map projection,
  8. map turtle,
  9. map unit,
  10. map, walter

Idioms

    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

1350–1400; Middle English mappe-(mounde) < Medieval Latin mappa mundī map of the world; special use of Latin mappa napkin, said to be < Punic

SYNONYMS FOR map
1. plan, outline, diagram. Map, chart, graph refer to representations of surfaces, areas, or facts. Map most commonly refers to a representation of the surface of the earth or a section of it, or an area of the sky: a map of England. A chart may be an outline map with symbols conveying information superimposed on it, a map designed especially for navigators on water or in the air, a diagram, or a table giving information in an orderly form: a chart of the shoals off a coast. A graph may be a diagram representing a set of interrelated facts by means of dots or lines on a coordinate background; or it may use small figures (people, animals, machines, etc.) appropriate to the facts being represented, each figure standing for a specific number in statistics being given: a graph of the rise in population from 1900 to 1980.

Related forms

Map

[map]

noun

Walter,c1140–1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist.
Also Mapes [meyps, mey-peez] /meɪps, ˈmeɪ piz/.

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British Dictionary definitions for map

map

noun

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

verb maps, mapping or mapped (tr)

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
Derived Formsmappable, adjectivemapless, adjectivemapper, noun

Word Origin for map

C16: from Medieval Latin mappa (mundi) map (of the world), from Latin mappa cloth

Map

Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)

noun

Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
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Word Origin and History for map
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for map

map

[măp]

n.

The human face.
A genetic map.

v.

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.

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Science definitions for map

map

[măp]

A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface. See also projection.
See genetic map.
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Idioms and Phrases with map

map

see put on the map; wipe off the map.

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