Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “map”

map

noun [C]  /mæp/ us  
a drawing that represents a region or place by showing the various features of it, such as rivers and roads, and the distances between them, so that people can get help in finding their way from one place to another: a map of California a New York City subway map According to this road map, it’s 740 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina to Miami, Florida.

map

verb [T]  /mæp/ (-pp-) us  
to draw a representation of a place: Archaeologists have mapped the old Roman city using aerial photography.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of map from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of map?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “map” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More