map

map
I UK [mæp] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "map":
singular map plural maps
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a) a drawing of an area that shows the positions of things such as countries, rivers, cities, and streets
map of:

a map of northern Europe/the London Underground/New York City

read a map (= understand what a map shows):

They never taught us how to read a map at school.

study a map (= look carefully at a map):

Juliet was studying the map to decide which route to take.

b) used about other types of drawing that show the positions of things

a map of the human brain

put someone/something on the mapinformal to make someone or something famous

It was a role that really put her on the map as a serious actor.


II UK [mæp] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "map":
present tense I/you/we/they map he/she/it maps present participle mapping past tense mapped past participle mapped
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1) to make a map of an area
2) to find the position of something, or to find the positions of the parts of something

Scientists have succeeded in mapping the human genome.

Phrasal verbs:

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