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Is map a Scrabble word?

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You can make 6 words from 'map' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'map'

PAM 7 

2 letters words from 'map'

AM 4MA 4
PA 4 

All 3 letters words made out of map

map amp mpa pma apm pam

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Definitions and meaning of map



Shortening of Middle English mappemounde, mapemounde (world map), from Old French mapamonde, from Medieval Latin mappa mundī, compound of Latin mappa (napkin, cloth) and mundus (world). See mop for the first component.


  • (Received Pronunciation, General American): enPR: măp, IPA(key): /mæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp


map (plural maps)

  1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary, showing the relative positions of places and other features.
    a map of Australia, a map of Lilliput
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Anna, it is a map.
  2. A graphical or logical representation of any structure or system, showing the positions of or relationships between its components.
    a map of the human genome, a map of the Earth's magnetic field
  3. (mathematics) A function.
    Let f {\displaystyle f} be a map from R {\displaystyle \mathbb {R} } to R {\displaystyle \mathbb {R} }
  4. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Araschnia (especially, Araschnia levana) and Cyrestis, having map-like markings on the wings.
  5. (Britain, old-fashioned) The face.
  6. (board games, video games) An imaginary or fictional area, often predefined and confined, where a game or a session thereof takes place.

Usage notes

For the most part, map and function are synonyms in mathematics, and are frequently used interchangeably; however, certain branches of mathematics sometimes use map in a specialised sense to mean a function that preserves some important property in that branch of mathematics, i.e. a morphism. For instance, in topology, map may specifically mean a continuous function, and in linear algebra it may specifically mean a linear transformation.


  • plan
  • chart
  • (mathematics): mapping, function.
  • (video games): level, stage.


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map (third-person singular simple present maps, present participle mapping, simple past and past participle mapped)

  1. (transitive) To represent by means of a map.
  2. (transitive) To create a map of; to examine or survey in order to gather information for a map.
  3. (intransitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To have a direct relationship; to correspond.
    This doesn't map to my understanding of how things should work.
  4. (transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To create a direct relationship to; to create a correspondence with.
  5. (mathematics, transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.
    f {\displaystyle f} maps A {\displaystyle A} to B {\displaystyle B} , mapping every a A {\displaystyle a\in A} to f ( a ) B {\displaystyle f(a)\in B} .
  6. (transitive, computing) To assign a drive letter to a shared folder.

Derived terms

  • map out



  • map at OneLook Dictionary Search


  • AMP, APM, MPA, PAM, Pam, amp, p.m.a., pam, pma



Cognate with Breton mab, Old Irish macc.


map m (plural mebyow)

  1. son
  2. boy



Borrowed from German Mappe, from Latin mappa.


  • IPA(key): /mɑp/
  • Hyphenation: map
  • Rhymes: -ɑp


map f (plural mappen, diminutive mapje n)

  1. folder
  2. (computing) directory, folder


  • Indonesian: map



From Dutch map (folder), from German Mappe, from Latin mappa.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmap̚/
  • Hyphenation: map


map (first-person possessive mapku, second-person possessive mapmu, third-person possessive mapnya)

  1. An organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet; folder.
    Synonym: folder

Further reading

  • “map” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.



  • IPA(key): /map/


map f

  1. genitive plural of mapa

Scottish Gaelic


map m (genitive singular map, plural mapaichean)

  1. Alternative form of mapa




Borrowed from English map.


  • IPA(key): /map/


map m (plural mapiau)

  1. map

Derived terms

  • mapio (to map)


Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “map”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

  • to plan a layout of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)