map out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of map out

: to plan the details of (something, such as a program or one's future)
  • We mapped out a plan of action.
  • They mapped her campaign for governor all out.
  • She has her future all mapped out.

Word by Word Definitions

map play
  1. : a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area

  2. : a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

  3. : a diagram or other visual representation that shows the relative position of the parts of something

  1. : to make a map of

  2. : to delineate as if on a map

  3. : to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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