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. Math.function (def. 4a).
4. Slang.the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
5. Genetics.See genetic map.
6. off the map, out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
7. 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.

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]
Walter, c1140–1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist. Also,MapesPronunciation: (māps, mā'pēz). [key]

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Mao ZedongMaping
See also:
  • map (Thesaurus)
  • map (Encyclopedia)

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