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[lamp] /læmp/

any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas.
Compare , .
a container for an inflammable liquid, as oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of illumination.
a source of intellectual or spiritual light:
the lamp of learning.
any of various devices furnishing heat, ultraviolet, or other radiation:
an infrared lamp.
a celestial body that gives off light, as the moon or a star.
a torch.
lamps, Slang. the eyes.
verb (used with object)
Slang. to look at; eye.
smell of the lamp, to give evidence of laborious study or effort:
His dissertation smells of the lamp.

a device for holding one or more electric light bulbs: a table lamp
a vessel in which a liquid fuel is burned to supply illumination
any of a variety of devices that produce radiation, esp for therapeutic purposes: an ultraviolet lamp

c.1200, from Old French lampe “lamp, lights” (12c.), from Latin lampas “a light, torch, flambeau,” from Greek lampas “torch, lamp, beacon, meteor, light,” from lampein “to shine,” from nasalized form of PIE root *lap- “to shine” (cf. Lithuanian lope “light,” Old Irish lassar “flame”). Replaced Old English leohtfæt “light vessel.” To smell of the lamp “be a product of laborious night study” is from 1570s.

lamp (lāmp)
A device that generates light, heat, or therapeutic radiation.



To see; look at: Lamp the lad in blue (1916+)

(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).


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