map Definition

a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc..

Using map: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "map" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need a map to find my way around the city.

  • Example

    The map shows the location of all the tourist attractions.

  • Example

    The treasure map led them to a hidden cave.

  • Example

    The map on the wall is outdated.

map Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for map

Idioms Using map

  • no longer important or popular


    After the scandal, his career was off the map.

  • to make something famous or well-known


    The success of their first album put the band on the map.

  • to follow a plan or strategy exactly


    If we want to succeed, we need to follow the map and stick to our plan.

Phrases with map

  • road map

    a detailed plan or strategy for achieving a goal


    The company's road map for the next five years includes expanding into new markets.

  • a diagram used to visually organize information and ideas


    I like to use a mind map to brainstorm ideas for my writing projects.

  • a map that shows the location of buried treasure


    The kids had fun pretending to be pirates and following the treasure map to find the hidden treasure.

Origins of map

from Old French 'mappe', from Medieval Latin 'mappa' meaning 'napkin, cloth'


Summary: map in Brief

A 'map' [mæp] is a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea, showing physical features, cities, roads, etc. It can be used to navigate a city or find a hidden treasure, as in 'I need a map to find my way around the city.' 'Map' also extends into phrases like 'road map,' denoting a detailed plan, and idioms like 'off the map,' meaning no longer important or popular.

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