map out something


map out something
map out (something) to decide in detail how something will be done.

She is mapping out lesson plans for teachers who work with below-average readers.

When we mapped it out before we began this project, we thought we would be finished by now.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of map out (= to use a map to plan a trip)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • map out — (something) to decide in detail how something will be done. She is mapping out lesson plans for teachers who work with below average readers. When we mapped it out before we began this project, we thought we would be finished by now. Etymology:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • map out — verb plan, delineate, or arrange in detail (Freq. 1) map one s future • Syn: ↑map • Hypernyms: ↑plan, ↑project, ↑contrive, ↑design …   Useful english dictionary

  • map out — PHRASAL VERB If you map out something that you are intending to do, you work out in detail how you will do it. [V P n (not pron)] I went home and mapped out my strategy... [V n P] I cannot conceive of anybody writing a play by sitting down and… …   English dictionary

  • map out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms map out : present tense I/you/we/they map out he/she/it maps out present participle mapping out past tense mapped out past participle mapped out to plan in detail how something will happen Her own future had… …   English dictionary

  • map — ► NOUN 1) a flat diagram of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc. 2) a diagram or collection of data showing the arrangement, distribution, or sequence of something. ► VERB (mapped, mapping) 1) represent or record… …   English terms dictionary

  • map — map1 W2S2 [mæp] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: mappa, from Latin, cloth, towel ] 1.) a drawing of a particular area for example a city or country, which shows its main features, such as its roads, rivers, mountains etc ▪ According… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • map — map1 [ mæp ] noun count *** a drawing of an area that shows the positions of things such as countries, rivers, cities, and streets: read a map (=understand what a map shows): They never taught us how to read a map at school. map of: a map of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • map — I UK [mæp] / US noun [countable] Word forms map : singular map plural maps *** a) a drawing of an area that shows the positions of things such as countries, rivers, cities, and streets map of: a map of northern Europe/the London Underground/New… …   English dictionary

  • map — noun 1》 a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc. 2》 a diagram or collection of data showing the spatial arrangement or distribution of something over an area. 3》 Biology a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • map — I. noun Etymology: Medieval Latin mappa, from Latin, napkin, towel Date: 1527 1. a. a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area b. a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it 2. something that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary