[lam-buh nt] /ˈlæm bənt/
running or moving lightly over a surface:
lambent tongues of flame.
dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful:
softly bright or radiant:
a lambent light.
(esp of a flame) flickering softly over a surface
glowing with soft radiance
(of wit or humour) light or brilliant
1640s, from figurative use of Latin lambentem (nominative lambens), present participle of lambere “to lick,” from PIE root *lab-, indicative of smacking lips or licking (cf. Greek laptein “to sip, lick,” Old English lapian “to lick, lap up, suck;” see lap (v.1)).
[lam-bert] /ˈlæm bərt/ noun, Optics. 1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of luminance or brightness, equivalent to 0.32 candles per square centimeter, and equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface emitting or reflecting one lumen per square centimeter. Abbreviation: L. [lam-bert; for 2 also German lahm-bert] /ˈlæm bərt; for 2 also German ˈlɑm bɛrt/ noun […]
noun, Cartography. 1. a conformal projection in which meridians are represented as straight lines converging toward the nearest pole and parallels as arc segments of concentric circles.
- Lambert-eaton syndrome
Lambert-Eaton syndrome Lam·bert-Eaton syndrome (lām’bərt-) n. Progressive proximal muscle weakness in individuals with carcinoma, in the absence of dermatomyositis or polymyositis. Also called carcinomatous myopathy, Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
[lam-bith] /ˈlæm bɪθ/ noun 1. a borough of Greater London, England. /ˈlæmbəθ/ noun 1. a borough of S Greater London, on the Thames: contains Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury). Pop: 268 500 (2003 est). Area: 27 sq km (11 sq miles) 2. the Archbishop of Canterbury in his official capacity […]