Definitions for lampshadeˈlæmpˌʃeɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lamp•shadeˈlæmpˌʃeɪd(n.)

  1. a shade for shielding the glare of a lighted lamp.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of lampshade:

1840–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lampshade, lamp shade(noun)

    a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lampshade(noun)ˈlæmpˌʃeɪd

    a decorative cover on a lamp

Wiktionary

  1. lampshade(Noun)

    A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes.

  2. lampshade(Verb)

    To intentionally call attention to the improbable, incongruent, or clichu00E9d nature of an element or situation featured in a work of fiction within the work itself.

Freebase

  1. Lampshade

    A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk- or table top-mounted as well as suspended lamp models are the most common and are made in a wide range of materials. The term can also apply to the glass hung under many designs of ceiling lamp. Beyond its practical purpose, significant emphasis is also usually given to decorative and aesthetic features.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lampshade(noun)

a cover for a light-bulb, made of eg cloth, paper or metal, which lessens, softens or directs the light coming from it.

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