map: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (map), [key]
— n., v., mapped, map•ping.
  1. 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.
  2. a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: The old man's face is a map of time.
  3. function (def. 4a).
  4. the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
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  6. out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
  7. to bring into the public eye; make known, famous, or prominent: The discovery of gold put our town on the map.
  1. to represent or delineate on or as if on a map.
  2. to sketch or plan (often fol. by out): to map out a new career.


Pronunciation: (map), [key]
  1. c1140–1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist.


Pronunciation: [key]
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See also:
  • map (Thesaurus)