(~s, ~ping, ~ped)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A ~ is a drawing of a particular area such as a city, a country, or a continent, showing its main features as they would appear if you looked at them from above.
He unfolded the ~ and set it on the floor...
Have you got a ~ of the city centre?
N-COUNT: oft N of n
To ~ an area means to make a ~ of it.
...a spacecraft which is using radar to ~ the surface of Venus.
VERB: V n
If you say that someone or something put a person, thing, or place on the ~, you approve of the fact that they made it become well-known and important.
...the attempts of the Edinburgh Festival’s organisers to put C.P. Taylor firmly on the ~...
PHRASE: V inflects approval