map

Definitions

  • Map, the Fayum
    Map, the Fayum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v map to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
    • v map explore or survey for the purpose of making a map "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
    • v map make a map of; show or establish the features of details of "map the surface of Venus"
    • v map depict as if on a map "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
    • v map plan, delineate, or arrange in detail "map one's future"
    • v map locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences "map the genes"
    • n map a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
    • n map (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Map, Plain of Thebes Map, Plain of Thebes
Map, the Principality of SiÛt Map, the Principality of SiÛt
Map Map
Map of Principality Of the Gazelle Map of Principality Of the Gazelle
Map of the County of Surrey Map of the County of Surrey
Map of Southern Palestine Map of Southern Palestine
Sketch map of China Sketch map of China
Map of New York showing range of gun Map of New York showing range of gun

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
    • Map A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.
    • Map Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map . "Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn."
    • v. t Map To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county . Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business. "I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cyprus has a map on its flag.
    • n map A drawing upon a plane surface representing a part or the whole of the earth's surface or of the heavens, every point of the drawing corresponding to some geographical or celestial position, according to some law, of perspective, etc., which is called the projection, or, better, the map-projection. See projection. A map of the earth, or of a part of the earth, frequently exhibits merely the positions of countries, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities, etc., relatively to one another, and, by means of lines of latitude and longitude, relatively to every other point on the earth's surface. Maps may be so colored or shaded as to give a variety of information: for example, to indicate the geological structure, the amount of rainfall, the principal productions, or the languages spoken. There are thus geological, meteorological, linguistic, faunal, and other kinds of maps. In maps on a large scale, or those which are the result of careful topographical surveys, the relief of the surface is generally indicated with more or less accuracy. This is done either by contour-lines or hachures, or by simple shading. By the latter method, as ordinarily practised, the indications of the relief of the surface are but rough in character. With sufficiently accurate data and a careful and artistic treatment, a close approach may, however, in this way be made to the effect obtained by photographing a model of the surface in question in an oblique light. From such a photograph the eye gets at once a very clear idea of the character of the surface.
    • n map Figuratively, a distinct and precise representation of anything.
    • map To draw or delineate in a chart or map, as the configuration and position of any portion of land.
    • map Figuratively, to lay down as in a map; sketch, delineate, or describe minutely and accurately: often with out: as, to map out a course of study or reading.
    • n map A dialectal form of mop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Playing cards were issued to British pilots in World War II. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map fpr escape.
    • n Map map a representation of the surface of the earth, or of part of it on a plane surface: a similar drawing of the stars in the sky
    • v.t Map to draw in the form of a map, as the figure of any portion of land: to describe clearly:—pr.p. map′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. mapped
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn.”
  • Nelson Demille
    Nelson Demille
    “We're all pilgrims on the same journey-but some pilgrims have better road maps.”
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    “I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.”
  • H. Stanley Judd
    H. Stanley Judd
    “A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl%20Nightingale
    “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

Idioms

All over the map - (USA) If something like a discussion is all over the map, it doesn't stick to the main topic and goes off on tangents.
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On the map - If a place becomes widely known, it is put on the map. A place that remains unknown is off the map.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From F. mappe, in mappemonde, map of the world, fr. L. mappa, napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. Apron Napkin Nappe

Usage

In literature:

At Alexandria he had obtained a large map of Egypt, though it was not just what was wanted; but it had answered the purpose tolerably well.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
At the same time Louis XIV., urged by Colbert, gave orders for the preparation of a map of France.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A map, perhaps, or some photographs.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
We will look about the rivers when I can get at the map.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Always poring over old maps.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
With 80 Illustrations and a Map.
"The Wallypug in London" by G. E. Farrow
Definition of map.= A map is a representation on paper of a certain portion of the earth's surface.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
What about this here map?
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
We can find no such blank spaces in the map of the moon.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
With Ten Maps and Fifty-one Elegant Illustrations.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
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In poetry:

He asked not whence the fountains roll
No traveller's foot has found,
But mapped the desert of the soul
Untracked by sight or sound.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In hills and dales his face was parted,
For here and there a ruby started.
His cheeks were puff'd beneath his cap
Like the four winds in your old map.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
This pilgrimage wise God you marked for me
My life is your cruel map, my goal you traced
In what dim beat of my blood, and in what ring
Of some forgotten, unforgetting thing?
"Pilgrimage (for Lewis Mumford)" by Marya Zaturenska
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank:
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank"
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll
Into that vast, unfathomed sea,
Marked on the map "eternity,"
With neither bound nor shore.
There may we find some blissful isle
Where basking in our Saviour's smile,
We'll meet to part no more.
"To A Little Girl On Her Birthday" by David John Scott

In news:

Nokia's Map app even more annoying than Apple Maps, old Google Maps.
A pawn shop that closed and was replaced by a Dunkin' Donuts a month or two ago is still shown as such on the map (then again, it's not even listed in Apple 's mapping app).
Many users have been unhappy with Apple 's new Maps feature, which replaced Google Maps in its iOS6 mobile operating system.
Google's much-anticipated iOS Maps application is out today and the early accounts are that it's awesome, much better than either Apple 's new Maps program or its Google-powered predecessor.
The map posted on the Victoria Police News website is a portion of an Apple map shows the Australian town of Mildura in the middle of a National Park, instead of its real location 42 miles away.
Why Google Maps Is Better Than Apple Maps.
Map is a professional tool for mapping plants.
The world's most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps' iPhone app.
The acquisition of tens of thousands of maps will rank the Los Angeles' Central Library as one of the country's top five library map archives which include the Library of Congress and New York, Philadelphia and Boston public libraries.
Many of us rely on weather maps to plan our day, but what if that map could also help us track the health of our planet.
But no matter if your mapping data comes from Apple or Google, whatever features your built-in maps app boasts are of little use to you when you can't get a Wi-Fi or cellular connection .
SC DOT Map This map shows the general areas where I-73 will be built.
Google Maps A map view of Hasbrouck Heights, where a mom cursed out a school principal.
View full size Google Maps A map view of Route 49 in Millville, near where Holly Farm is located.
Integrating Individualized Maps Seamlessly into Documents: Solution Enhancement for GMC Inspire through locr Maps.
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In science:

These maps differ by Z π homology in the 1-skeleton if the composition α−1 β extends to a map of an orientable surface with one boundary component S → K 1 , and this map lifts to the π cover of K 1 .
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Two rooted maps are (combinatorially) equiavalent if there exists an orientation respecting homeomorphism of S , which transforms the vertices to the vertices, the edges to the edges, the root to the root. A combinatotrial map (further on simply a map) is an equivalence class of maps.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
By means of this regularization procedure, we can derive a reduced symplectic map as the RG map, which asymptotically approximates a chain of weakly nonlinear symplectic maps.
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
In the section 2, some reduced maps are derived from a chain of symplectic maps as the regularlized RG map.
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
In this section, we consider a symplectic map chain and present a method to construct a symplecticity preserving renormalization group map ( a reduced symplectic map) from the symplectic map chain.
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
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