map

[ map ]
/ mæp /

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.

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for put on the map (1 of 2)

map

/ (mæp) /

noun


verb maps, mapping or mapped (tr)

Derived Formsmappable, adjectivemapless, adjectivemapper, noun

Word Origin for map

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

British Dictionary definitions for put on the map (2 of 2)

Map

Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)

/ (mæp) /

noun

Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium

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Medicine definitions for put on the 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 put on the 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 put on the map (1 of 2)

put on the map

Make famous, publicize, as in The incident got on the national news and put our community on the map. This expression, alluding to a locality that formerly was too small to put on a map, dates from the early 1900s.


Idioms and Phrases with put on the map (2 of 2)

map

see put on the map; wipe off the map.


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