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lan·tern

 (lăn′tərn)
n.
1.
a. An often portable case with transparent or translucent sides for holding and protecting a light.
b. A decorative casing for a light, often of paper.
c. A light and its protective or decorative case.
2.
a. The room at the top of a lighthouse where the light is located.
b. Obsolete A lighthouse.
3. A structure built on top of a roof or dome with open or windowed walls to admit light and air.

[Middle English, from Old French lanterne, from Latin lanterna, from Greek lamptēr, from lampein, to shine.]

lantern

(ˈlæntən)
n
1. a light with a transparent or translucent protective case
2. a structure on top of a dome or roof having openings or windows to admit light or air
3. the upper part of a lighthouse that houses the light
4. (Photography) photog short for magic lantern
[C13: from Latin lanterna, from Greek lamptēr lamp, from lampein to shine]

lan•tern

(ˈlæn tərn)

n.
1. a transparent or translucent, usu. portable, case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the wind, rain, etc.
2. the chamber at the top of a lighthouse, surrounding the light.
4.
a. a structure with open or windowed sides on top of a roof or dome, admitting light or air to the enclosed area below.
b. any light, decorative structure of relatively small size crowning a roof, dome, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English lanterne < Latin lanterna (< Etruscan) < Greek lamptḗr lamp, light]

lantern

- Traces back to Greek lucerna, "lamp."
See also related terms for lamp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lantern - light in a transparent protective caselantern - light in a transparent protective case
Chinese lantern - a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors; used for decorative purposes
bull's-eye, dark lantern - a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
jack-o'-lantern - lantern carved from a pumpkin
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination

lantern

noun lamp, light, torch, flashlight She took out a lantern and struck a match.
Translations
فانوس
lucerna
lanterne
lanterno
lámpás
lampiljósker
žibintuvas
lākturislaterna
lucerna
fenjer

lantern

[ˈlæntən]
A. Nfarol m, linterna f (Archit) → linterna f (Naut) → faro m, farol m; [of lighthouse] → fanal m
B. CPD lantern lecture Nconferencia f con diapositivas
lantern slide Ndiapositiva f

lantern

[ˈlæntərn] nlanterne f

lantern

n (also Archit) → Laterne f ? Chinese lantern

lantern

:
lantern-jawed
adjhohlwangig
lantern slide
nGlasdiapositiv nt, → Lichtbild nt

lantern

[ˈlæntən] nlanterna

lantern

(ˈlӕntən) noun
a case for holding or carrying a light.

lantern

n. linterna, farol.
References in classic literature ?
Presently a man with a lantern approached them and began to talk, shouting and exclaiming.
Dimmesdale noted all these minute particulars, even while firmly convinced that the doom of his existence was stealing onward, in the footsteps which he now heard; and that the gleam of the lantern would fall upon him in a few moments more, and reveal his long-hidden secret.
As for Peleg himself, he took it more like a philosopher; but for all his philosophy, there was a tear twinkling in his eye, when the lantern came too near.
Let us now with whatever levers and steam-engines we have at hand, cant over the sperm whale's head, so that it may lie bottom up; then, ascending by a ladder to the summit, have a peep down the mouth; and were it not that the body is now completely separated from it, with a lantern we might descend into the great Kentucky Mammoth Cave of his stomach.
At last I heard steps outside, and the hostler who had put up the traveler's horse burst into the stable with a lantern, and began to untie the horses, and try to lead them out; but he seemed in such a hurry and so frightened himself that he frightened me still more.
As he was going to the place where he slept, he met a painted- cheeked woman in a greasy "kimono," and she put her arm about his waist to steady him; they turned into a dark room they were passing--but scarcely had they taken two steps before suddenly a door swung open, and a man entered, carrying a lantern.
John equipped himself, and, with a lantern in hand, was soon seen guiding the senator's carriage towards a road that ran down in a hollow, back of his dwelling.
Just then my antagonist turned his face around in my direction, the freckled light from the watchman's tin lantern fell on it, and, by George, he was the wrong man!
We considered it best to perform this delicate service with the assistance of a lantern, on account of the state of the weather.
A monstrous big lumber-raft was about a mile up stream, coming along down, with a lantern in the middle of it.
She had a pile of clean straw in the corner for a bed, some cheap but well-kept clothing was hanging on the wall, there was a tin lantern freckling the floor with little spots of light, and there were various soap and candle boxes scattered about, which served for chairs.
Some vague figures approached through the gloom, swinging an old-fashioned tin lantern that freckled the ground with innumerable little spangles of light.