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Meaning of LAMP

Pronunciation:  lamp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an artificial source of visible illumination
  2. [n]  a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

LAMP is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: Aladdin's lamp, article of furniture, base, calcium light, candle, diffuser, diffusor, electric lamp, electric socket, flash, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, floor lamp, fluorescent lamp, furniture, gas lamp, hurricane lamp, hurricane lantern, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, lamp shade, lampshade, lantern, limelight, neon induction lamp, neon lamp, neon tube, oil lamp, photoflash, piece of furniture, reading lamp, rear lamp, rear light, sodium-vapor lamp, sodium-vapour lamp, source of illumination, spirit lamp, spot, spotlight, storm lamp, storm lantern, street lamp, streetlight, table lamp, tail lamp, taillight, taper, tornado lantern, wax light



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lamp\, n.[OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame, L. lamina.
    See {Lamina}.]
    A thin plate or lamina. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Lamp\, n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?,
    torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad},
    1. 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.
    2. Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or
       morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the
       uses of a lamp.
             Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my
             path.                                 --Ps. cxix.
             Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared. --Cowper.
    3. (Elec.) A device or mechanism for producing light by
       electricity. See {Incandescent lamp}, under
    {[AE]olipile lamp}, a hollow ball of copper containing
       alcohol which is converted into vapor by a lamp beneath,
       so as to make a powerful blowpipe flame when the vapor is
       ignited. --Weale.
    {Arc lamp} (Elec.), a form of lamp in which the voltaic arc
       is used as the source of light.
    {D["e]bereiner's lamp}, an apparatus for the instantaneous
       production of a flame by the spontaneous ignition of a jet
       of hydrogen on being led over platinum sponge; -- named
       after the German chemist D["o]bereiner, who invented it.
       Called also {philosopher's lamp}.
    {Flameless lamp}, an aphlogistic lamp.
    {Lamp burner}, the part of a lamp where the wick is exposed
       and ignited. --Knight.
    {Lamp fount}, a reservoir for oil, in a lamp.
    {Lamp jack}. See 2d {Jack}, n., 4
       (l) &
       (n) .
    {Lamp shade}, a screen, as of paper, glass, or tin, for
       softening or obstructing the light of a lamp.
    {Lamp shell} (Zo["o]l.), any brachiopod shell of the genus
       Terebratula and allied genera. The name refers to the
       shape, which is like that of an antique lamp. See
    {Safety lamp}, a miner's lamp in which the flame is
       surrounded by fine wire gauze, preventing the kindling of
       dangerous explosive gases; -- called also, from Sir
       Humphry Davy the inventor, {Davy lamp}.
    {To smell of the lamp}, to bear marks of great study and
       labor, as a literary composition.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lamp in your dream, symbolizes guidance, hope, inspiration, enlightenment and reassurance. Seeing a broken lamp in your dream, suggests that you are shutting out those who are trying to help you. It is also symbolic of misfortune and the approach of bad luck. Seeing a lamp explode in your dream, suggests that you will make enemies with whom used to be your friends. Seeing a dimly-lit or unlit lamp in your dream means that you are being overwhelmed by emotional issues. You have lost your ability to find your own way.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the temple which bore the light (Ex. 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chr. 4:20; 13:11; Zech. 4:2). Their form is not described. Olive oil was generally burned in them (Ex. 27:20).

(2.) A torch carried by the soliders of Gideon (Judg. 7:16, 20). (R.V., "torches.")

(3.) Domestic lamps (A.V., "candles") were in common use among the Hebrews (Matt. 5:15; Mark 4:21, etc.).

(4.) Lamps or torches were used in connection with marriage ceremonies (Matt. 25:1).

This word is also frequently metaphorically used to denote life, welfare, guidance, etc. (2 Sam. 21:17; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 6:23; 13:9).

Thesaurus Terms
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