verb (used with object), mapped, map·ping.
- maoke mountains,
- map out,
- map projection,
- map turtle,
- map unit,
- map, walter
Origin of map
Examples from the Web for map
This was also the year Duke University student Belle Knox put college girls on the map.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) seeks to engage young people in politics and give them more of a voice in governing.
A map shows each station on the route, along with marking POW camps and other landmarks along the way.
“Please,” he laughed, handing me the map after he was finished sketching.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.
If not in the Government plan the secretary would under-take to make such a map.
Don't forget it is my first visit here; and you, I fancy, know the map of the country.'Jack Hinton|Charles James Lever
Narva, as appears by the map, is situated on the sea-coast, near the frontier—much nearer than Riga.Peter the Great|Jacob Abbott
Here's my map, nicely done in pencil, with all the names marked.The Youngest Girl in the Fifth|Angela Brazil
When you pick up a map, the first question is, Where is the north?
verb maps, mapping or mapped (tr)
Word Origin for map
Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)
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.
1580s, from map (n.). Related: Mapped, mapping. To map (something) out in the figurative sense is from 1610s.
see put on the map; wipe off the map.