an artificial source of visible illumination
a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
A device that emits radiant energy in the form of heat, infrared, or ultraviolet rays; as, a heat lamp.
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 .
(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.
Origin: [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr. , , torch, fr. to give light, to shine. Cf. Lampad, Lantern.]
A device that generates heat, light or other radiation
A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination
A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.
to hit, clout, belt, wallop
to hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping
to hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular
a thin plate or lamina
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
figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp
a device or mechanism for producing light by electricity. See Incandescent lamp, under Incandescent
Origin: [OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame, L. lamina. See Lamina.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lamp, n. a vessel for burning oil with a wick, and so giving light: a light of any kind.—v.i. (Spens.) to shine.—ns. Lamp′ad (rare), a lamp or candlestick, a torch; Lamp′adary, in the Greek Church, one who looks after the lamps and carries a lighted taper before the patriarch; Lampaded′romy, an ancient Greek torch-race in honour of Prometheus, &c.; Lamp′adist, one who ran in a torch-race; Lampad′omancy, the art of divining by the flame of a lamp or torch; Lamp′black, the black substance formed by the smoke of a lamp: the soot or amorphous carbon obtained by burning bodies rich in that element, such as resin, petroleum, and tar, or some of the cheap oily products obtained from it; Lamp′-burn′er, that part of a lamp in which the wick is held; Lamp′-chim′ney, Lamp′-glass, a glass funnel placed round the flame of a lamp; Lamp′-fly (Browning), a firefly.—adj. Lamp′ic, pertaining to, or derived from, a lamp or flame.—ns. Lamp′ion, a kind of small lamp; Lamp′-light, the light shed by a lamp or lamps; Lamp′-light′er, a person employed to light street-lamps: that by which a lamp is lighted, as a spill or torch; Lamp′-post, the pillar supporting a street-lamp; Lamp′-shell, a terebratuloid or related brachiopod having a shell like an antique lamp.—Smell of the lamp, to show signs of great elaboration or study. [Fr. lampe—Gr. lampas, -ados—lampein, to shine.]
lamp, v.i. (Scot.) to run wild, to scamper: to go jauntily.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A light. LAMPONED To be lighted on.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lamp' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4671
Rank popularity for the word 'lamp' in Nouns Frequency: #1745
The numerical value of lamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of lamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.
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Translations for lamp
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مصباح, قنديلArabic
- làmpadaCatalan, Valencian
- lampa, svítilnaCzech
- lamp, llusernWelsh
- olielampe, lampeDanish
- Lampe, ÖllampeGerman
- lámpara, candilSpanish
- چراغ, لامپPersian
- દીવો, લેમ્પGujarati
- mécses, lámpa, olajlámpaHungarian
- 明かり, 灯, ランプ, 電灯Japanese
- lucerna, laternaLatin
- LuuchtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lampu, pelitaMalay
- lamp, olielampDutch
- lampeNorwegian Nynorsk
- lâmpada, candeiaPortuguese
- lampă electrică, lămpi, lampăRomanian
- лампа, светильникRussian
- lampa, svetiljkaSerbo-Croatian
- lampi, leboneSouthern Sotho
- lampa, oljelampaSwedish
- lamba, ampul, yağ lambasıTurkish
- lampe, crasset, lantiene, kénketWalloon
- 燈, 灯Chinese
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