|Origin:||mappa, from Latin, 'cloth, towel'|
map1 S2 W2 [countable]
a drawing of a particular area for example a city or country, which shows its main features, such as its roads, rivers, mountains etc:
According to the map we should turn left.
I'll draw a map of where we live.
on a map
I'm just trying to find Vancouver on the map.
a full colour street map of Amsterdam
Do you know how to read a map (=understand the information it gives)?
a drawing of an area showing some kind of special feature, for example the type of rocks, weather, population etc [= chart]:
an archaeological map of the area
the colour weather map in the newspaper
political map (=one showing where political parties have power, or where countries are)
to make a place famous:
It was the Olympic Games that really put Seoul on the map.
a long way from any large town:
It's a small place in Nebraska. Right off the map.