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Definition of Map


  1. 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.
  2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.
  3. To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.

Map Quotations

Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.
Jon Bon Jovi

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Earl Nightingale

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a 'map' for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
Anne Grant

It's impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don't know where you're starting from.
Suze Orman

It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville
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Map Translations

map in Afrikaans is kaart
map in Danish is landkort
map in Dutch is landkaart, kaart
map in Finnish is kortti, kartta
map in French is plan, carte
map in German is planen, Karte, abbilden, Abbildung, ausarbeiten
map in Italian is elaborare, carta geografica
map in Norwegian is kart, bykart
map in Portuguese is mapa
map in Spanish is planificar, mapa, plan, elaborar, correspondencia
map in Swedish is karta
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