from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
- n. Something that suggests such a representation, as in clarity of representation.
- n. Mathematics The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
- n. Slang The human face.
- n. Genetics A genetic map.
- transitive v. To make a map of.
- transitive v. To depict as if on a map: Grief was mapped on his face.
- transitive v. To explore or make a survey of (a region) for the purpose of making a map.
- transitive v. To plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange: mapping out her future.
- transitive v. Genetics To locate (a gene or DNA sequence) in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.
- transitive v. Mathematics To establish a mapping of (an element or a set).
- idiom put on the map To make well-known, prominent, or famous.
- idiom wipe off the map To destroy completely; annihilate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
- n. A function.
- n. A continuous function.
- n. A diagram of components of an item.
- n. The butterfly Araschnia levana.
- n. Someone's face.
- v. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
- v. To inform someone of a particular idea.
- v. To act as a function on.
- v. To act as a continuous function on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts.
- transitive v. To represent by a map; -- often with out. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. Figuratively, a distinct and precise representation of anything.
- To draw or delineate in a chart or map, as the configuration and position of any portion of land.
- 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. A dialectal form of mop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a map of; show or establish the features of details of
- v. explore or survey for the purpose of making a map
- v. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
- v. locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
- n. a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
- v. plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
- v. depict as if on a map
- n. (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)
From Middle English mapemounde, from Old French mapemond, from Medieval Latin mappa (mundī), map (of the world), from Latin, napkin, cloth (on which maps were drawn), perhaps of Punic origin; see npy in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening of Middle English mapemounde ("world map"), Old French mapemonde, from Medieval Latin mappa mundī, compound of Latin mappa ("napkin, cloth") and mundus ("world"), mappa borrowed from Phoenician (compare Talmudic Hebrew מפה (maffa), contraction of (menafa, "fluttering banner")). More at mundane. (Wiktionary)