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.
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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
MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.
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.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
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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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