Meaning of LAMP in English

LAMP

~ 1

■ noun

1》 an electric, oil, or gas device for giving light.

2》 an electrical device producing ultraviolet or other radiation.

■ verb

1》 supply with ~s; illuminate.

2》 [usu. as noun ~ing ] hunt at night for rabbits using ~s.

Derivatives

~er noun

~less adjective

Origin

ME: via OFr. from late L. ~ada , from L. ~as , ~ad- 'torch', from Gk.

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~ 2

■ verb chiefly N. English hit or beat (someone).

Origin

C19: of uncertain origin; perh. related to lam 1 .

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