verb (used with object), mapped, map·ping.
Origin of map
Synonyms for map
Related Words for mappicture, sketch, outline, graph, design, plan, print, drawing, elevation, projection, globe, diagram, draft, portrayal, delineation, tracing, plat, atlas
Examples from the Web for map
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 27, 2014
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) seeks to engage young people in politics and give them more of a voice in governing.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
A map shows each station on the route, along with marking POW camps and other landmarks along the way.Riding Thailand’s WWII Death Railway
December 21, 2014
“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
December 19, 2014
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of map
But we had not reached the latitude of Congo according to his map.
There is no map that shows these roads as they originally were, but the changes are not so many as you might think.The Trail Book
On Mike's face was a map of disaster; the disaster might be trivial or great.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"Explorations for this map made after the rains," he concluded.
Remembering her map Kingozi's lips compressed under his beard.
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.