Definition of map-read in English:



  • Consult and interpret a map.

    ‘the age-old problem of trying to map-read and drive on your own’
    ‘they needed training in map-reading’
    • ‘They were all dressed in civilian clothes, and I couldn't tell whether they were in the Army, but I knew they needed training in map-reading.’
    • ‘Men tend to have better spatial awareness than women, and as such can navigate, map-read, and find places more accurately.’
    • ‘Barnes drove while his father map-read and performed hand signals.’
    • ‘Each missile uses state-of-the-art technology to find its way to the target by map-reading the ground over which it travels.’
    • ‘They have lessons on handling grenades and rifles; learn to map-read; and build up their physical confidence through climbing, potholing and hill-walking.’
    • ‘They are the pleasures of discovery, of stumbling across an idyllic half-hidden cove after an infuriating bout of map-reading, of an evening of sudden sun after a rainstorm.’
    • ‘Map-reading was never his forte.’
    • ‘As a retired Voluntary Warden I have taken an active part in guided walks and events, such as navigation and map-reading.’
    • ‘You can map read can't you?’
    • ‘Few journeys of exploration start with such little effort and need for map-reading.’
    • ‘Youth in Action days teach orienteering, map-reading, team-building and first aid.’
    • ‘Endless digs about parking, map-reading and only using the rear view mirror to apply lipstick perpetuate the myth that women and motors are a bad mix.’
    • ‘There's a whole logic of map-reading: you take a bearing and then you've got to follow that bearing even if you think you're going wrong.’
    • ‘With our range of sat-nav systems, arguments about dreadful directions and terrible map-reading could become a thing of the past.’
    • ‘There weren't any sign posts so one had to map read while the other drove, which we took in turns.’
    • ‘For most of us that means a ramble across the North York Moors, or a bracing walk along the east coast before map reading our way back to the car for a flask of tea.’
    • ‘We diverted through Wimbourne and map read our way back to the road we wanted; the whole detour didn't really take much time.’
    • ‘The club runs an extensive junior training programme during the winter months and welcomes beginners and anyone who wants to try their hand at running and map-reading in our local countryside.’
    • ‘Satnav fills a very necessary gap, especially if you don't have someone to do the map-reading for you.’
    • ‘After about half an hour we map read back to the A31 at the roundabout right next to the filling station we usually fill up at when we drive home.’
    give directions, plan the route
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