Definitions for lamplæmp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lamp(noun)

    an artificial source of visible illumination

  2. lamp(noun)

    a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs


  1. Lamp(n.)

    A device that emits radiant energy in the form of heat, infrared, or ultraviolet rays; as, a heat lamp.

  2. Lamp(n.)

    A light-producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick used for the combustion of oil or other inflammable liquid, for the purpose of producing artificial light; also, a similar device using a gas as the combustible fuel; now referring mainly to an electric lamp. See sense .

  3. Lamp(n.)

    (Elec.) A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity, usually having a glass bulb or tube containing the light-emitting element. Most lamps belong to one of two categories, the Incandescent lamp (See under Incandescent) or the fluorescent lamp. However, see also arc lamp, below.

  4. Origin: [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr. , , torch, fr. to give light, to shine. Cf. Lampad, Lantern.]


  1. lamp(Noun)

    A device that generates heat, light or other radiation

  2. lamp(Noun)

    A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination

  3. lamp(Noun)

    A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.

  4. lamp(Verb)

    to hit, clout, belt, wallop

  5. lamp(Verb)

    to hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping

  6. lamp(Verb)

    to hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lamp(noun)

    a thin plate or lamina

  2. Lamp(noun)

    a light-producing vessel, instrument or apparatus; especially, a vessel with a wick used for the combustion of oil or other inflammable liquid, for the purpose of producing artificial light

  3. Lamp(noun)

    figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp

  4. Lamp(noun)

    a device or mechanism for producing light by electricity. See Incandescent lamp, under Incandescent

  5. Origin: [OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame, L. lamina. See Lamina.]


  1. Lamp

    A lamp is a replaceable component such as an incandescent light bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity. These components usually have a base of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which makes an electrical connection in the socket of a light fixture. This connection may be made with a screw-thread base, two metal pins, two metal caps or a bayonet cap. Re-lamping is the replacement of only the removable lamp in a light fixture.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LAMP

    A light. LAMPONED To be lighted on.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lamp' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4671

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lamp' in Nouns Frequency: #1745

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Doug Ferrari:

    MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.

  2. Robert Green Ingersoll:

    Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

  3. Mother Teresa:

    To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

  4. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.

  5. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

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