map noun Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "map" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

map

noun [C]
 
 
/mæp/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
a drawing of the Earth's surface, or part of it, showing things such as the shape and position of countries, political borders, towns, rivers, etc.: on a map Many of these students could not even find their own country on a map. a map of Canada/the world/Europe
a drawing that gives you a particular type of information about a particular area: This is a map of the building showing where the fire extinguishers are located. You can use the interactive map to find our franchises nationwide. The carbon map was designed so cities could better analyse their overall carbon footprint.
a simple plan that shows a direction of travel between one place and another: I'll draw you a map if you're worried about finding the hotel.
a simple plan that represents a more complicated thing, system, or idea: This is a map of what's on our website. We now have a conceptual map of the essential qualities of leadership.
put sth/sb on the map to make a person, place, or thing well known or show how important it is: The governor has managed to put this sleepy southern state in America on the map.
→  See also road map
(Definition of map noun from the Cambridge Business English 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
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More