Meaning of MAP in English

/ mæp; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

a drawing or plan of the earth's surface or part of it, showing countries, towns, rivers, etc. :

a map of France

a street map of Miami

to read a / the map (= understand the information on a map)

large-scale maps

Can you find Black Hill on the map ?

I'll draw you a map of how to get to my house.

—see also road map


- put sb/sth on the map

—more at wipe verb

■ verb ( -pp- ) [ vn ]


to make a map of an area

SYN chart :

an unexplored region that has not yet been mapped


to discover or give information about sth, especially the way it is arranged or organized :

It is now possible to map the different functions of the brain.

►  map·ping noun [ U ]:

the mapping of the Indian subcontinent

gene mapping


- map sth on / onto sth

- map sth out



early 16th cent.: from medieval Latin mappa mundi , literally sheet of the world, from Latin mappa sheet, napkin + mundi of the world (genitive of mundus ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.