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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

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
Muhammad Ali

I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.
Steven Wright

When my dad founded our church, he used either a globe or a map of the world behind him. It was symbolic of what Christ said: to go forth and preach hope to the world. We believe in the cross, but we just continued with the globe.
Joel Osteen

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.
Pablo Picasso

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
Saint Augustine
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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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