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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 ?
Suddenly, the darkness was made visible by a small dark lantern and Raoul instinctively stepped backward as though to escape the scrutiny of a secret enemy.
He then lighted a lantern and with the eldest daughter, Martha, who insisted on accompanying him, went in search.
Presently a man with a lantern approached them and began to talk, shouting and exclaiming.
He hid the lantern in Huck's sugar hogshead and the watch began.
They entered; behind a glass window, by the light of the cardinal's lantern, which had been placed on the floor in the midst of the gallery, they saw the orange and pomegranate trees of the Castle of Rueil, in long lines, forming one great alley and two smaller side alleys.
Before I could knock at the door it was suddenly opened, and a man came running out with a lighted lantern in his hand.
Me and this same lantern have taken hundreds-- thousands--of such turns in our time together.
As it drew near he perceived it came from a lantern in the bow of a boat gliding along under shadow of the land.
So he placed Dorothy upon one side of him and the boy upon the other and set a lantern upon each of their heads.
Some time later, Pollyanna, just dropping off to sleep, was startled by a lantern flash, and a trio of amazed ejaculations.
The nigger had a dark lantern in his hand, and was throwing the light down the steep incline.
Daddy Jacques flew to the kitchen and returned with a lantern.