map

noun
\ ˈmap How to pronounce map (audio) \

Definition of map

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area
b : a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it
c : a diagram or other visual representation that shows the relative position of the parts of something Doctors use the images to construct a detailed three-dimensional map of the patient's brain …Discover
2 : something that represents with a clarity suggestive of a map the Freudian map of the mind— Harold Bloom
3 : the arrangement of genes on a chromosome

called also genetic map

all over the map
: marked by a high degree of variation
on the map
: in a position of prominence or fame had put the fledgling university on the map— Lon Tinkle

map

verb
mapped; mapping

Definition of map (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to make a map of map the surface of the moon
b : to delineate as if on a map sorrow was mapped on her face
c : to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map
d : to assign (something, such as a set or an element) in a mathematical or exact correspondence map picture elements to video memory
2 : to plan in detail often used with out map out a program
3 : to locate (a gene) on a chromosome

intransitive verb

1 of a gene : to be located
2 : to be assigned in a relation or connection the major problems confronting humankind … do not map well onto the traditional disciplines— P. W. Porter

Definition of MAP (Entry 3 of 3)

modified American plan

Other Words from map

Noun

maplike \ ˈmap-​ˌlīk How to pronounce MAP (audio) \ adjective

Verb

mappable \ ˈma-​pə-​bəl How to pronounce MAP (audio) \ adjective
mapper noun

Synonyms for map

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of map in a Sentence

Noun a map of the country different maps of the world “Can you find where we are on the map?” “Sorry: I'm no good at reading maps.” “How do I get to the station?” “Here, let me draw you a map.” a map of the brain Verb The coastline was mapped by early explorers. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the third paper, the team addressed the need to better measure, map, and compare those urban design and transport features known to be important in creating healthy, sustainable cities. Laurie Winkless, Forbes, 20 June 2022 At the start of every season, Blizzard will release another hero, map or game mode as a free update to the game. Teddy Amenabar, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 The splash pad is recommended for children 12 months and up, and also comes in other themed styles — including a world map and the solar system — that also pack in fun facts. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2022 Some mobile users may need to use this link to view the map of metropolitan areas and their unemployment rates. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 13 June 2022 For a map and driving instructions, check indyitalianfest.org/directions. Serena Puang, The Indianapolis Star, 10 June 2022 Fine noted Rhode Island is the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the country, at 72 cases per 100,000 people, reflecting a 59 percent increase in the past 14 days, according to latest New York Times coronavirus map and case count. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2022 The group teased the fourth album by releasing a poster with several images showing a more serious aesthetic: a cement set of stairs, a desert horizon, a map, and some building structures. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2022 The deck comes with a guide book that offers tips on how to use the deck, a map and meditation techniques. Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some of them, including Makofane, are also working to scale up diagnostics, and map the networks that have allowed the poxvirus to spread. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 June 2022 The rover will be up there ahead of humans, and the goal is to have a fully autonomous vehicle that can drive around and map the terrain ahead of humankind's return to the Moon. Roberto Baldwin, Ars Technica, 14 June 2022 This will help map a unified and comprehensive view of normal activity across all data silos. Akhilesh Tripathi, Forbes, 13 June 2022 In 2018, public health researchers at the University of Georgia launched a project to track and map crisis pregnancy centers. Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2022 Researchers are working quickly to digitize and map the cave and its artwork to both preserve it for posterity and create the virtual replica, which is accurate to within millimeters. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 June 2022 And even the peculiar prejudices of the island became grist for the mill once Booster read Austen’s novel and realized that her story of social stratification would map neatly onto his own experiences. New York Times, 3 June 2022 Either draw it up in an app or map just use painter's tape to block it. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 May 2022 Following months of research, Isabella and Donna were able to locate and map all the veterans’ graves at Westview, with the hope of doing the same at the Bennett’s Corners cemetery in the future. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 31 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of map

Noun

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1586, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for map

Noun

Medieval Latin mappa, from Latin, napkin, towel

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map

noun
\ ˈmap How to pronounce map (audio) \

Kids Definition of map

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a picture or chart that shows the features of an area a street map a map of Africa
2 : a picture or chart of the sky showing the position of stars and planets

map

verb
mapped; mapping

Kids Definition of map (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make a map of Astronomers are working to map the heavens.
2 : to plan in detail …I had not mapped out a scheme for determining the merits of officers…— Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

map

noun
\ ˈmap How to pronounce map (audio) \

Medical Definition of map

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the arrangement of genes on a chromosome

called also genetic map

map

verb
mapped; mapping

Medical Definition of map (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to locate (a gene) on a chromosome mutants which have been genetically mapped

intransitive verb

of a gene : to be located a repressor maps near the corresponding structural gene

Map biographical name

\ ˈmap How to pronounce Map (audio) \

Definition of Map

Walter circa 1140–circa 1209 English writer

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