put (something or someone) on the map

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put (something or someone) on the map

:to make (a place, a person, etc.) famous or well-known
  • The story has put our little town on the map.
  • The success of his first album really put him on the map in the music industry.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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


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