Definitions for lamplæmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  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.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  5. a celestial body that gives off light.

  6. lamps,Slang. the eyes.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of lamp:

1150–1200; ME lampe < OF < LL lampada, for L lampas, s. lampad- < Gk lampás lamp

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lamp(noun)æmp

    a small electric light

    a lamp to read by


  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


  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

Translations for lamp

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a (glass-covered) light

an oil-lamp; a table lamp; a street-lamp.

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