walter mapes


Walter, c1140–1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist.
Also, Mapes [meyps, mey-peez] . Unabridged
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map (mæp)
1.  a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it, showing the geographical distributions, positions, etc, of natural or artificial features such as roads, towns, relief, rainfall, etc
2.  a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial body: a lunar map
3.  a maplike drawing of anything
4.  maths another name for function
5.  a slang word for face
6.  off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)
7.  put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known
vb , maps, mapping, mapped
8.  to make a map of
9.  maths See also map out to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc): the results were mapped onto a graph
10.  (intr) map onto to fit in with or correspond to
[C16: from Medieval Latin mappa (mundi) map (of the world), from Latin mappa cloth]

Map or Mapes (mæp, mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)
Walter. ?1140--?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
Mapes or Mapes

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Word Origin & History

1520s, shortening of M.E. mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), from M.L. mappa mundi "map of the world," first element from L. mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (cf. Talmudic Heb. mappa, contraction of menafa "a fluttering banner") + L.
mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). The verb map is first attested 1580s; to put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913. Related: mapping.
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Medical Dictionary

map (māp)

  1. The human face.

  2. A genetic map.

v. mapped, map·ping, maps
  1. To make a map of.

  2. To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.

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map   (māp)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface. See also projection.

  2. See genetic map.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. mean arterial pressure

  2. modified American plan

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