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.
a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything:
The old man’s face is a map of time.
Mathematics. (def 4a).
Slang. the face:
Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
verb (used with object), mapped, mapping.
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.
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.
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 body: a lunar map
a maplike drawing of anything
(maths) another name for function (sense 4)
a slang word for face (sense 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 (transitive) maps, mapping, mapped
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
(intransitive) map onto, to fit in with or correspond to
Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
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.
v. mapped, map·ping, maps
measuring air pollution from space
mesoscale analysis and prediction system
Meteorological and Aeronautical Presentation System
mean arterial pressure
modified American plan
- Map scale
noun a ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map
noun 1. any of several aquatic turtles of the genus Graptemys, as G. geographica, of the eastern and central U.S., usually having yellow stripes on the head and neck.
- Map unit
map unit n. A measure of distance between two linked genes corresponding to a recombination frequency of one percent.
[muh-poo-toh] /məˈpu toʊ/ noun 1. a seaport in and the capital of Mozambique, on Delagoa Bay. [moh-zam-beek, -zuh m-] /ˌmoʊ zæmˈbik, -zəm-/ noun 1. Formerly Portuguese East Africa. a republic in SE Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 297,731 sq. mi. (771,123 sq. km). Capital: Maputo. 2. a seaport on […]