Meaning of LAMP in English

LAMP

/ læmp; NAmE / noun

1.

a device that uses electricity, oil or gas to produce light :

a table / desk / bicycle, etc. lamp

to switch on / turn off a lamp

a street lamp

—see also fog lamp , hurricane lamp , lava lamp , standard lamp

2.

an electrical device that produces rays of heat and that is used for medical or scientific purposes :

an infra-red / ultraviolet lamp

—see also blowlamp , sunlamp

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : via Old French from late Latin lampada , from Latin lampas , lampad- torch, from Greek .

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