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lamp

 (lămp)
n.
1. Any of various devices that generate light and often heat, especially:
a. An electric device having a socket for a light bulb, especially a free-standing piece of furniture.
b. A device that gives off ultraviolet, infrared, or other radiation, used for therapeutic purposes.
c. A light bulb: a spotlight fitted with a metal-halide lamp.
d. A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick.
e. A lantern or fixture that gives off light by burning gas, usually by means of a mantle.
2. Archaic A celestial body that gives off or reflects light.

[Middle English lampe, from Old French, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein, to shine.]

lamp

(læmp)
n
1.
a. any of a number of devices that produce illumination: an electric lamp; a gas lamp; an oil lamp.
b. (in combination): lampshade.
2. a device for holding one or more electric light bulbs: a table lamp.
3. a vessel in which a liquid fuel is burned to supply illumination
4. any of a variety of devices that produce radiation, esp for therapeutic purposes: an ultraviolet lamp.
[C13 lampe, via Old French from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine]

lamp

(læmp)

n.
1. any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas.
2. a container for burning an inflammable liquid, as oil, at a wick for illumination.
3. a source of intellectual or spiritual light: the lamp of learning.
4. any of various devices furnishing heat, ultraviolet, or other radiation: an infrared lamp.
5. a celestial body that gives off light.
6. lamps, Slang. the eyes.
[1150–1200; Middle English lampe < Old French < Late Latin lampada, for Latin lampas, s. lampad- < Greek lampás lamp]

lamp

  • finial - The decorative knob on the top of a lamp, holding the shade on.
  • pendeloque - A pear-shaped glass (crystal) pendant on a lamp or chandelier.
  • lantern - Traces back to Greek lucerna, "lamp."
  • match - First meant "wick of a candle or lamp" or "spout of a lamp" before it was the item used to light candles and lamps.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamp - an artificial source of visible illuminationlamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
Aladdin's lamp - (Arabian Nights) a magical lamp from which Aladdin summoned a genie
candle, wax light, taper - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
discharge lamp - a lamp that generates light by a discharge between two electrodes in a gas
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
flash bulb, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, photoflash, flash - a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
fluorescent lamp - lamp consisting of a tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent material; mercury vapor in the tube emits ultraviolet radiation that is converted to visible radiation by the fluorescent material
gas lamp - a lamp that burns illuminating gas
hurricane lamp, hurricane lantern, storm lamp, storm lantern, tornado lantern - an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds; candlestick with a glass chimney
lantern - light in a transparent protective case
calcium light, limelight - a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
neon induction lamp, neon lamp, neon tube - a lamp consisting of a small gas-discharge tube containing neon at low pressure; luminescence is produced by the action of currents at high frequencies that are wrapped a few turns around the tube
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
sodium-vapor lamp, sodium-vapour lamp - lamp in which an electric current passed through a tube of sodium vapor makes a yellow light; used is street lighting
source of illumination - any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
spirit lamp - a lamp that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol
spotlight, spot - a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
street lamp, streetlight - a lamp supported on a lamppost; for illuminating a street
rear lamp, rear light, tail lamp, taillight - lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle
2.lamp - a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
base - a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base"
diffuser, diffusor - optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
electric socket - a socket into which a lightbulb can be inserted
floor lamp - a lamp that stands on the floor
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
lamp shade, lampshade - a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
reading lamp - a lamp that provides light for reading
table lamp - a lamp that sits on a table

lamp

noun
Quotations
"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime" [Lord Grey Twenty-five Years]
Translations
مِصْباحمِصْبَاحٌ
lampa
lampe=-lampe
lamppu
lampeLAMP
svjetiljkafenjerlampa
lámpamécsesolajlámpa
lampi; götuljós
ランプ
램프
lempalempos gaubtasžibintasžibinto stulpas
lampa
svetilkažarnicažepna svetilka
lampasvetiljka
lampa
ตะเกียง
lambalâmba
đèn

lamp

[læmp]
A. N (= table lamp, floor lamp) → lámpara f; (hand-held) → linterna f; (in street) → farol m, farola f (Aut, Rail etc) → faro m; (= bulb) → bombilla f, bombillo m (LAm), foco m (LAm)
B. CPD lamp bracket Nbrazo m de lámpara
lamp chimney, lamp glass Ntubo m de lámpara
lamp holder Nportalámparas m inv
lamp standard Nposte m de farola

lamp

[ˈlæmp] nlampe f

lamp

nLampe f; (in street) → Laterne f; (Aut, Rail) → Scheinwerfer m; (= rear lamp)Rücklicht nt; (= torch)Taschenlampe f; (= sun lamp)Höhensonne f

lamp

:
lampblack
nFarbruß m
lamp bracket
nLampenhalterung f
lamp chimney, lamp glass
nZylinder m
lamplight
nLampenlicht nt, → Schein mder Lampe(n); (in street) → Licht ntder Laterne(n); by lampbei Lampenlicht; in the lampim Schein der Lampe(n)
lamplighter
nLaternenanzünder m

lamp

:
lampshade
nLampenschirm m
lamp standard

lamp

[læmp] n (for table) → lampada; (in street) → lampione m (Aut) → faro, luce f (Rail) → lanterna; (bulb) → lampadina

lamp

(lӕmp) noun
a (glass-covered) light. an oil-lamp; a table lamp; a street-lamp.
ˈlamp-post noun
the pillar supporting a street-lamp.
ˈlampshade noun
a cover for a light-bulb, made of eg cloth, paper or metal, which lessens, softens or directs the light coming from it.

lamp

مِصْبَاحٌ lampa lampe Lampe λάμπα lámpara lamppu lampe svjetiljka lampada ランプ 램프 lamp lampe lampa lâmpada лампа lampa ตะเกียง lamba đèn

lamp

n. lámpara;
infrared ______ infrarroja;
lamplightluz de una ___;
slit ______ de hendidura;
sun ______ solar.

lamp

n lámpara; heat — lámpara de calor; slit — lámpara de hendidura; sun — lámpara solar; ultraviolet — lámpara ultravioleta; Wood’s — lámpara de Wood
References in classic literature ?
Meg stopped lecturing, and lighted the lamp, Amy got out of the easy chair without being asked, and Jo forgot how tired she was as she sat up to hold the slippers nearer to the blaze.
A few stray white bread crumbs lay on the cleanly washed floor by the table; putting the lamp upon a low stool he began to pick up the crumbs, carrying them to his mouth one by one with unbe- lievable rapidity.
At that instant Tom flashed a pocket electric lamp he had taken from beneath his pillow and in the gleam of it he and Ned saw fluttering about the tent some dark, shadow-like form, at the sight of which Tom's chum cried:
The ruddy windows guided us--the light from the kitchen stove, for there was no lamp burning.
Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.
He vanished; and Phoebe, lingering a moment, saw a glimmering light, and then the steady beam of a lamp, in a chamber of the gable.
If his notice was sought, an expression of courtesy and interest gleamed out upon his features, proving that there was light within him, and that it was only the outward medium of the intellectual lamp that obstructed the rays in their passage.
The weather had changed back, a great wind was abroad, and beneath the lamp, in my room, with Flora at peace beside me, I sat for a long time before a blank sheet of paper and listened to the lash of the rain and the batter of the gusts.
Stammering out something, I knew not what, I rolled away from him against the wall, and then conjured him, whoever or whatever he might be, to keep quiet, and let me get up and light the lamp again.
When our master's carriage was overturned, before you came here, it was said that if the lamp on the left side had not gone out, John would have seen the great hole that the road-makers had left; and so he might, but if old Colin had not had blinkers on he would have seen it, lamp or no lamp, for he was far too knowing an old horse to run into danger.
Why, they rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring, and then the genies come tearing in, with the thunder and lightning a-ripping around and the smoke a-rolling, and everything they're told to do they up and do it.
They looked at the picture daily and knew that if they themselves were free agents they would toil, suffer, ay sweat, for the happy privilege of occupying the same room with that lamp through the coming winter evenings.