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Definition of map noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

map

 noun
noun
NAmE//mæp//
 
 
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  •  a drawing or plan of the earth's surface or part of it, showing countries, towns, rivers, etc. a map of California a street map of Miami to read a/the map (= understand the information on a map) large-scale maps Can you find the Black Hills on the map? I'll draw you a map of how to get to my house. see also road map
  • Idioms
    put somebody/something on the map
     
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    to make someone or something famous or important The exhibition helped put the city on the map.
    wipe somebody/something off the face of the earth, wipe something off the map
     
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    to destroy or remove someone or something completely
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: map