The definition of a map is a representation of a particular land or sky area.(noun)
An example of map is a large piece of paper with all the roads of a state drawn on it.
Map is defined as to plan out a route.(verb)
An example of map is to plan out the roads one will take from Pennsylvania to Ohio.
See map in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML mappa (mundi), map (of the world) < L mappa, napkin, cloth (on which maps were painted): said (by Quintilian) to be of Punic orig.; prob. < TalmudHeb mappa < *manpa, contr. < menafa, a fluttering banner
See map in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English mapemounde
Origin: , from Old French mapemond
Origin: , from Medieval Latin mappa (mundī), map (of the world)
Origin: , from Latin, napkin, cloth (on which maps were drawn)
Origin: , perhaps of Punic origin; see npy in Semitic roots.
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